Christiaan Maats

Sustainable Product Designer, Branding Specialist, Entrepreneur


I am a product designer with a passion to facilitate the transition to a sustainable world. I live in Amsterdam, and spent the better part of the past decade developing OAT Shoes, the world's first biodegradable shoes that bloom.

Professional Skills

Product Design, Branding, Sustainability, Design Thinking, Storytelling,

Casual Skills

Photoshop, Illustrator, Presenting, Copywriting

The Open Democracy


The Open Democracy is an open source platform for democracy by the people, for the people. It provides a digital infrastructure that facilitates the proposal, testing & implementation of public policy by communities themselves. This project aims to create an actionable framework for the platform.

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