Hoi! Hey! Hej! ¡Hola! Hallo!
I'm Damien Senger.
You can also call me Hiwelo.
I'm an inclusive UX designer, a former HTML / CSS developer, a passionate speaker and a real typography nerd.
I'm working in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, NL with a great international team of incredible people at Fairphone, and for Raccoon, my own studio.
My work focuses on accessibility and inclusivity at every step of a project.
I want the Web to be an inclusive platform everybody would be able to use regardless of their abilities, location, gender or orientation.
Working as a UX designer for Fairphone, I like to describe my job as being the users' advocate. In the company, I am part of the B2C Sales department, working closely with the ecommerce owner.
User interviews, wireframes, usability testing sessions, team workshops (ideation, mapping session, card sorting, …), redaction of user stories for developers, metrics analysis and tools like Sketch, Craft, InVision, Google Analytics, HotJar or SurveyMonkey are part of my workflow.
As a former HTML / CSS developer specialised in accessibility and semantics, I like to build a strong relation with the technical teams I am working with. I am always trying to assist as much as possible developers to build user friendly interfaces. For that, I am used to quickly build HTML / CSS prototype to explain specific behaviors or animations. Collaboration is a key factor for the success of our projects.
Modern browsers and screen readers have no secrets for me. I use modern development tools like Git, Gulp and Sass and I'm able to work in a continuous integration environment.
In the past, I worked and built projects for brands and organisations like Alsacréations, Microsoft, VC4Africa, Publicis, Université de Strasbourg.
I also believe that knowledge has to be shared to be valuable.
This is why I have been sharing my knowledge as a speaker in 10+ web conferences, such as Paris Web (building website for Africa, workshop about web accessibility), Blend Web Mix in Lyon (designing for performance), ConFoo in Montréal (building more inclusive websites), NBiT in London (building a new life after burnout) and many more.