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mbstudio helps organizations with the big picture of digital products. 🌎

What problems should the product solve? What do users expect? How should it work and what could it look like?

Welcome to Meike and Bart’s strategic design agency.


We are two experienced UX specialists. In 2016 we started our own company, to fully focus on what we are good at: designing concepts based on UX research.

The benefits of a clear UX concept:

👩🏼 + 👦🏻

We are a two-person team. That means you always get Meike and Bart. As a duo we complement each other and we bring 30 years of experience to each project.

Meike is a sought-after trainer in UX research and interview techniques. She likes to submerge into the experience of the user. She asks questions, listens to the answers (!) and creates overview and structure. Meike studied industrial design (cum laude) at Delft University of Technology and loves 🏔 mountains, travelling, cooking and board games. She is the mother of Willem and Tiemen.

Bart is full of ideas and solutions. He views challenges from different perspectives and easily thinks ‘out of the box’. He creates visions and concepts for products and processes. He sketches and presents, explaining solutions in a way everyone understands. Bart studied architecture (cum laude) at Delft University of Technology and sings as a soloist in classical music.🎶 He is the father of Domino.


We map the wishes and problems of users and start designing solutions from there. This is called Human Centered Design. We go thourgh the process of gaining insights and overview together with you. To create clarity on where user needs overlap with the ambitions and possibilities of the organization. Not just a pretty picture, but the 🌍 big picture.
We combine techniques from Service Designorganizing the entire chain of processes, technology and communication of a service with the aim of improving the quality of the service., Design Sprintsa workshop format developed by Google Ventures to quickly ideate and validate propositions with end users., Design Thinkinga human-centered approach to innovation that integrates user needs, technological feasibility and economic viability. and many other fields and methods.
We don’t follow a fixed recipe, but find a suitable solution with each client.


Our studio is in Gouda. We don't mind working remotely, but we prefer walking around in your organization. A screen only shows so much. We’re also more fun to work with in person than on a screen. 😜

Curious about us? We are about you, since you’ve read this far! If you’re facing a challenge, send us an email. We like to think along and can usually help.


Bart van Lieshout & Meike Mak