As an insights-driven service and experience designer, Lennart Overkamp holds a firm belief in the power of active listening. He embraces the challenge of co-creating responsible products and services that achieve wellbeing, social justice, and sustainability. Outside working hours, he loves to read, write, have eye-opening discussions over dinner, and explore nature’s hidden gems on his many hikes and bike rides.
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