Our Story

Aardling was founded by Mathias Verraes in 2020. Mathias had been a freelance consultant travelling to clients across Europe and the US to help with modelling, architecture, and software design strategy. To meet demand, he collaborated with other freelancers, and built up a small freelancer network. Alongside his consultancy work, Mathias founded the DDD Belgium meetup in 2013 and the DDD Europe conference in 2016.

As more and more clients trusted him with more and more complex projects, Mathias founded Aardling and joined forces with Gien Verschatse, Stijn Vannieuwenhuyse, Thomas Coopman, and Maxime Sanglan-Charlier. Our work ranges from helping leadership with strategic design and business strategy, to helping engineering teams with domain discovery, modelling, and architecture. For organisations ready to scale, we provide embedded consulting and training to ensure these ideas are safely implemented into production.

Since 2020 we've worked with many different types of customers, from Fortune 500 financial institutions, car manufacturers, healthcare organisations, and global logistics companies.

Beyond consulting our clients, we have helped thousands of people through our training courses at DDD Academy. And we continue to organise DDD Europe, Full Stack Europe and provide support for NewCrafts.