The eclectic art collection has something for everyone: What's your pleasure?

An online experience mirroring Isabella's lifestyle

Isabella Stewart Gardner was a remarkable woman, possessing an energetic intellectual curiosity and a love of travel. Throughout her journey, she created an eclectic art collection. To house her growing collection, she founded her own museum. A museum for which we designed a website, which - just like Isabella - offers an experience that is ‘inviting’, ‘sensuous’ and ‘daring’.

A colourful detail page for John Singer Sargent's theatrical piece El Jaleo


Through intensive workshops and research in the museum during our ‘artists-in-residence’ stay, we quickly learned a great deal about the needs and wishes of the museum and its visitors. Each concept was tested in the museum among its visitors. With each iteration, we made the information on the website more accessible. Information includes visiting information to plan your visit, who Isabella was and also the Gardner’s vast collections of art, the garden, the rooms and - my personal favourite - music.

Listening to a live recording while browsing the website is definitely a highlight.

Just like the new glass-enclosed wing by Renzo Piano meeting the old Venetian-inspired palazzo, so do the events at the museum reflect the eclectic personality of Isabella.

Experience visionary stories online for the first time or relive them after your visit to the museum in Boston, MA.

Hi! I am Jesse. I create intuitive products that solve problems and people love to use. Most recently, I led the Experience Design team at VanMoof, orchestrating the experiences of our riders, our potential customers and our service-layer colleagues.

Want to talk work? Simply reach out.

Jesse Timmermans

Experience Design Director

What I do

  • Strategic UX
  • Concept design
  • Design leadership
  • Scrum master
  • UX consultancy
  • Creative facilitation


  • VanMoof


  • The Valley


  • The Garage by E.ON


  • Fabrique



  • Industrial Design Engineering MsC, Technical University of Delft. Specialised in Design for Interaction and Strategic Product Design

    2007 - 2013

Selection of clients

  • Nike, ING, Daikin, Zelus, IKEA, Blokker, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, EON, Essent, Yale Center for British Art, Southbank Centre, Anytime by Interamerican, National Gallery, Independer, Ymere, De Key, Stadgenoot, NEMO Science Museum, GVB Amsterdam, Nationaal Militair Museum, Rijksmuseum, De Kleine Komedie, ONVZ zorgverzekeraar, SmartOcto, Braingineers.