The Artificial has refocused and is now Artificial Design.

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The Artificial was a boutique UX agency from 2013 to 2018. We did a lot of work and had a lot of fun. Here’s a brief timeline of our adventures.

2013

4 April

The company registers as Shannon E. Thomas VOF. Immediately, we begin collaborating with our friends at Zigzag.

16 June

The Artificial starts her first official project, an app with a knowledge sharing startup.

1 August

Jo Szczepanska joins the team. The next day, we move into the garage on Houtmankade.

12 August

The Artificial starts work with 3D Systems on Consumer Tools.

5 September

The Artificial starts work on 3D Systems Professional Tools.

14 October

Hans Gerwitz joins the studio.

25 November

The Artificial starts work on the uGrow Smart Baby Monitor.

2014

3 March

Carol Liao moves from LA to join the team.

14 March

The Artificial begins work with Monolith.

11 September

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3 November

Susana Passinhas joins the team.

2015

18 March

The Artificial starts work on the Philips Sonicare Breath Analyzer experience.

3 April

The Artificial does Reasonate together in Belgrade.

7 April

Ariane Garoff joins the team.

7 April

The Artificial starts work on Philips Sonicare in The Sims FreePlay.

1 May

The Artificial moves to the Herengracht.

27 May

The Artificial attends OFFF together in Barcelona.

20 August

The Artificial hosts the Classy or Fabulous summer party to show off her new office.

2016

8 January

The Artificial starts a weekly tradition of mixing and documenting Friday Cocktails.

21 June

The Artificial celebrates three years with the Madison Ave aan de Herengracht summer party.

1 August

The Artificial starts work on the Philips FaceSmart connected experience.

12 September

Katinka Berghuis beings her internship.

3 October

Natalia Bourges joins the team.

15 November

The Artificial starts work on the Vaventis Fresh-R Smart Home Dashboard.

5 December

The Artificial sends her first Sinterklaas book to clients and friends.

2017

19 April

The Artificial attends Resonate together (again).

24 April

The Artificial starts work on the connected experience for VanMoof’s Smart Bike.

19 June

Nathalie de Graaf joins the team.

1 July

Kamila Piątkowska joins the team.

18 September

Manjari Sahu joins the team.

5 December

The Artificial sends her second Sinterklaas book to clients and friends.

21 December

The Artificial starts work on the Philips Avent uGrow parenting platform experience.

2018

7 March

The Artificial starts work on Corrio Brand Storytelling.

7 March

The Artificial starts work on the Roader App for their connected camera.

3 April

The Artificial publishes 36 Days of Type collaborative illustrations.

25 June

The Artificial starts on her last client project, for Philips Sonicare.

27 July

The Artificial shuts down the studio, saying goodbye after five good years.