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My name is Jacob Krayenhoff van de Leur

I know, that name is a mouthful, it means a gathering of crows in Dutch. 


Pronounce it just as it sounds.

What makes me unique?

The lens that I see through is one coloured with travel, rich with cultured experience that influences my creative approach. I have been very fortunate to have extensively travelled and I’ve observed the unique ways humans interact with their world. This understanding and intuition is fundamental to my work as a UX Designer.  I draw from these experiences when I am creating, designing and problem solving.  

Having worked for six years in travel and tourism, I've solved all sorts of problems from bus breakdowns to  stolen passports. I've been shocked at how transferable solving people's problems are to solving problems that face digital products. Behind everything is a story. The power of story goes far beyond simply relaying facts and data - Its about what connects us.  Let's build a story, together.

Are we the sum of our experiences?  
Check out some of mine

Broke a Geiger Counter in Chernobyl

Trekked to Everest base camp

Skydived from a helicopter in the Swiss Alps

Volunteered building houses in the Dominican Republic


Snuck into an abandoned circus in Moldova


Motorcycled in remote Peru

Swam with sharks in Belize


Rode a camel around the pyramids


Pressed grapes in Tuscany


Launched a nuclear missile in the Ukraine


Become a certified scuba diver

Shot an AK47 in Vegas


Bungee jumped in Costa Rica

Volunteered teaching English in The Czech Republic

Slept in a buddhist monastery in Myanmar

Rode an abandoned Rollercoaster in Treptower Park


Swam with Pirañas in the Amazon

Walked across the tropic of capricorn

Got drenched by the Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls


Peed into an active volcano in Guatemala


Dressed up as Indiana Jones in Petra


Been an extra in an Indian Bollywood movie.

Danced on the tables at OktoberFest


Hiked remote sections of the Great Wall of China

Gambled away all my money in Monaco


Rode a scooter over the Hai Van Pass in Vietnam


Kissed a giraffe in Kenya


Hiked into the Grand Canyon

Got stuck behind an Elephant in the Okavango Delta in Botswana

Volunteered teaching students with Imagine Thailand

Dogsledded in Yellowknife


Climbed palm trees on a spice farm in Zanzibar


Been on Romanian TV news for driving the Transfăgărășan Highway in winter


Ascended Brunelleschi's dome in Florence

Critiqued secret flavors at the Ben & Jerry's factory 


Bobsledded in Latvia

Drove a Westfalia from Canada To Mexico


Tasted the best Gyros on Mykonos

Had three bikes stolen in Amsterdam


Toured wineries in Bordeaux 


Taught myself how to play guitar


Floated in the Dead Sea

Danced with Masai Warriors in Tanzania 


Swam in Plitvice lakes in Croatia

Sloth spotting in Costa Rica


Graffitied on the John Lennon wall in Prague

Surfed in three oceans


Attempted to steer a gondola through the canals of Venice

Got lost in Carassone Castle in France

Debated a Rastafarian in Jamaica


Watched the sunrise from Mt. Sinai

Played the Keytar in a touring rock band

Worked on a chain team at an Oregon college football game

Correctly pronounced Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch


Took Salsa lessons from an 83 year old in Cuba

Driven a school bus across Canada


Snorkelled a glacial river in Iceland

Paraglided across a sod farm

Survived a typhoon in the philippines


Boated across continents in Turkey

Snow mobiled in Whistler 

Watched the Sunrise over Tikal

Spent almost three days in an airport in Thailand

Fed a Kinkajou in Panama


Danced the night away in Ibiza


Travelled at 60.6 km/h up Taipei 101

Driven to California just to get In'N'Out


Pretended to be Lara Croft at Angkor Wat

Hiked the Athabasca Glacier in Banff National Park


Interrupted lions getting in on  in Namibia

Swam in the Ganges River in Rishikesh

Kissed the Blarney Stone in Ireland

Sipped too much Sangria in Lisbon

Took a well deserved break in the Szechenyi baths in Budapest