About me

Isn't it a great feeling when everything just... works?

If I had our my, all of life's tasks would be as slick as clicking here, tapping there, pressing that and done! With every client I help and every experience I simplify I feel like I edge closer to that ideal.

As soon as we start working together, you'll realise that 'slick' is baked into everything I do; from my Design Thinking approach through to the end result.

Who the #@!$% is this asshole?!

Philip Wallage, and Iโ€™d love to hear you pronounce that.

Father, husband, brother, son, creative nerd. I know a lot about very little.Specialized in business, creativity and overall a friendly happy little joker.

Two Decades of experience

From building my own Webdesign Company, to being a Freelancer around Amsterdam. From founding my studio to facilitating workshops.

Certified Design Sprint Facilitator

With little over 15 Design Sprints under my belt, I can only say that this was by far my biggest inspiration towards Productization.

Global Top 3% Freelancer

According to the good olโ€™ people at Toptal, I can proudly name myself to be amongst the top-3% of the Global Freelance pool!

Official Miro Expert

Maybe I love workshops a bit too much. So much, I became an expert at them. Yes. Expert sticky note person of the year. Also good with timers.


Hear me talk. See my face move.

For years I've been an advocate for Design Thinking, UXย Design and Productization.

Write Mix for Business

๐Ÿง  UX Design Explained

One of the most challenging parts of creating and understanding UX (user experience) is determining and measuring success. Using a Design Thinking Methodology, Philip Wallage of btng.studio shares the Double Diamond Design Framework to establish data points through a combination of qualitative and quantitative research. UX Design always begins with research!
Effort Impact

๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ Unleashing Creativity and Innovation: Insights from the Experience Design World

In this conversation, Cat and Phillip also dive into the benefits of using Design Sprints and workshop facilitation in product development. Highlighting how a design sprint provides a clear and repeatable process for kicking off new product initiatives and improving existing products.
Christopher Nguyen

๐Ÿ“ฆ The Future of Design Freelancing: Productization

Productize services has taken the Design world by the balls ๐ŸŽพ๐ŸŽพ On Wednesdays, we're diving into: โ€ข Productization, what the f*ck is it? โ€ข As a designer, how do we get started? โ€ข Why Design Sprints might be the answer
University of Waterloo Stratford School

๐Ÿซ Design Thinking: My Journey from UX to Productization

Join Philip Wallage as he shares his journey from web designer to productization specialist. He'll discuss how Design Thinking influenced his transition, helping him unravel complex problems and convert services into scalable products. This talk will provide insights, experiences, and practical techniques. Learn how Design Thinking can inspire change and empower freelancers. We'll explore this together in a Miro board and guided exercise.

๐Ÿ“บ Miro Distributed 2023: How Design Thinking got me from UX Design to Productization

At Miro's yearly event, I'll be talking about how a Design Thinking mindset influenced my nearly two-decade career. Identifying my challenges, pains and needs -- Prototyping and validating my next step.
The Low Energy Leads Show

๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Podcast: The Low Energy Leads Show

The Low Energy Leads Show is here to lower the bar on how we get leads for our businesses. You've been getting sold a big company marketing playbook that's way too much work for a small business owner. Instead, we'll look at more high value, low effort strategies that leverage the power of your relationships. And we'll say goodbye to longplays that were wasting our time and money!
Beyond UX Design

๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Podcast: Beyond UX Design

Beyond UX Design's mission is to give you the tools you need to be a truly effective UX designer by diving into the soft skills they won't be teaching you in school or a boot camp. These skills are critical to your success.

๐Ÿ‘ How to Hunt

How do you build new relationships from scratch with the right people? Combined with a hint of LinkedIn profile optimization and writing, we had an amazing session!
MTU Munster Technological University

๐Ÿซ Munster Technological University Guest Lecture

How a Single Design Sprint Saved โ‚ฌ2.8 million. Philip Wallage ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ a Senior UX Designer will be joining us on March 7th for our first public taster lecture for the Special Purpose Award in Designing Innovative Services. Philip is a master design sprint facilitator and will be sharing the story of how he saved an organisation โ‚ฌ2.8m with a single design sprint. We are offering tickets to the event on a donation basis to support the Irish Red Cross's emergency fund to support people affected by the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พ

๐Ÿ’ฌ How to implement Design Sprints in a Corporate environment

I was invited to speak to the designers of Nedap on the topic of Design Sprints. It was an energizing session that opened up a lot of interest in the topic and excited the Designers to start facilitating their own.

๐Ÿ“บ Miro Distributed 2022: Keeping your Miro Workshop Participants On Track

Did you ever run a Workshop in Miro and discover people had trouble keeping up or getting lost? In this video, Iโ€™ll show you how a new Miro BETA feature helps you as a facilitator to keep participants on track. Maybe youโ€™ve participated in workshops or even facilitated a Miro session. Were you able to keep up, or did you have to find your way during the event? There are multiple ways to zoom in and out or follow other participants. But Miro has a new trick up their sleeves called Smart Meetings.
VMN media

๐Ÿ‘ VMN media User Research Workshop

Distrifood Dynamics

๐Ÿ‘ Distrifood Dynamics Workshop


๐Ÿ“บ Miro Distributed 2021: Taking your User Interviews to the Next Level

Join us in The Desert of The Unknown and discover how to level up the output you generate from your Stakeholder Interviews. During this interactive session, Philip will show you how to apply Design Thinking and gain valuable new insights. A perfect way to start your ideation session!
Flowmundo Academy

๐Ÿ—ƒ๏ธ Design Thinking & Doing

Gemeente Twenterand

๐ŸŽ‰ Vriezenveen 650 years


๐Ÿ‘ Problem Framing Workshop

You might not have noticed it, or perhaps it changed so quickly that you might not even be aware of it... But work has changed. The borders of our work have become blurred, and even the possible directions have increased tremendously. Now more than ever, finding focus in our work has become more critical than ever. No matter, if you're planning on running a Design Sprint or are defining your OKRs for next quarter, being able to run a Problem Framing workshop, is a powerful skill. What can you expect from our Problem Framing Workshop? Learn how to identify and communicate the problem. C.larify what the expected outcomes are. Help your stakeholders align and make better decisions.

You'll be in great company

For over 20 years, my work has contributed to the success of start-ups, corporates and everything in between.