Dirk is an Octalysis Gamification Consultant and Designer based in the Netherlands. He specialises in the craft of weaving together game mechanics with maximum synergy in order to ensure long-lasting user engagement.

Growing up with a passion to create contraptions to solve problems, Dirk went to the University of Twente to study Industrial Design. He spent many nights playing complex board games with a growing group of friends, regularly surprising the other players with new routes to victory. He also explored the process of designing and play-testing games extensively.

As a certified SolidWorks professional, Dirk has several years of experience in Mechanical Design Engineering. He is intrinsically motivated to work towards a healthier and more sustainable future. So when he discovered that the human-focused field of problem-solving interests him the most, he made a career switch to Gamification.