Welcome!

I'm Rik Reppe

As the Mayor of Experience Alchemists, I work to connect talent with enterprise clients large and small that need the skills and experience to work on transformational design challenges. As a community, members can work individually or band together in teams to work on larger projects. By going independent our talent gains the freedom and autonomy to take back control of their careers.

My name is Rik Reppe and I’m a recovering consultant.

Over the past 25 years I climbed the ladder, eventually becoming a partner at PwC.

At PwC I led the Global Customer Experience Practice and was one of the founding partners of its hybrid agency-consultancy, the Experience Center.

Throughout my career I have been an agent of change. Companies called on me to work on their most difficult design challenges.

Design thinking is the wave of the future, and companies have trusted me for over 25 years to bring them cutting edge solutions.

During this time I became acutely aware of how many companies lack the internal capabilities to meet their design challenges themselves. Enterprises are looking for talent that can make an impact on their experience design.

When I saw an opportunity to change how companies think about experience and how they go about addressing experience challenges, I took it.

So, I left PwC and became the Mayor of Experience Alchemists, a highly selective community of independent professionals in the field of user experience design.

Our community members have broken away from the traditional employment path and self-selected into an independent career in experience strategy, design and delivery.

Our community is made up of the top experience design talent, able to work on the projects they want to work on, when they want to work on them.

Want to explore joining the Experience Alchemists?

Let's work together