Ellis Bartholomeus

Executive Leadership Program - Amsterdam Class 05

Ellis Bartholomeus
Play & Game Alchemist
My experience and deep interests:
I am based in: Amsterdam

I was referred to THNK by Emer Beamer.



I started my career as a industrial designer at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. Via signage design, graphic, web and interaction design I became a game designer and created serious games for ten years with Laika.nl. Gaming appeared to be a rich medium for clients to get a message to their clients/users, for educational and health purposes, to help users/players develop knowledge, skills or attitude on various topics.


In 2010 I became eager to get more involved with the use of gaming as a medium and tool and not just for fun. Gaming has great potential in education, health and daily social life. As game researcher and game consultant I am full‑time in Wonderland and learning about play and motivation.