Jan leads global business development for Native – a design consultancy at the vanguard of a 'new generation’ of design firms that offers a compelling alternative to management consultancy, integrating Product and User Experience Design into a powerful transformational tool to institute change, and drive innovation of new products and services, and the creation of new businesses.
Jan spent his early career as an award winning Industrial Designer, working in the UK and USA both in consultancy and in Industry, where he held various design leadership roles.
Having transitioned towards design strategy, innovation practice and business development, Jan joined a 10-man Native Design as Business Development Director in London 2005. Over the past decade he has been instrumental in the growth of the business, its proposition, and its world class reputation as the dynamic go-to for integrated product experience design. Native now has 120 staff across studios in London, San Francisco and Amsterdam. Global clients include Audi, Bentley, BBC, Bowers & Wilkins, Coloplast, HP, SFR, TomTom, Texas Instruments, Nespresso, Skype, and Pernod Ricard.