Dielis Delen



Dielis is co-founder of Patroon. He develops user friendly design systems to empower lawyers to apply legal design to their daily practice. Creates animations and video’s. Teaches lawyers and law firms to use legal design in their daily practice.

Dielis was educated at the Architecture School of the TU Delft. He chose to follow his lifelong passion of graphic design. At HelloFresh he designed the entire customer experience from truck and box to packaging and recipe cards. Additionally he was part of many marketing campaigns and proces optimisation projects. To combine his analytical and technical skills with his artistic inclination he found the perfect match of both worlds in the realm of Legal Design.


  • Redesign of employment agreement for PHYSEE.
  • Redesign of Partnership Agreement for HSBC.
  • Running the Legal Design Academy for De Roos Advocaten.
  • Creating Studio Greenfort.


What others say about us

“Telling our story in the clearest possible way”

The team of Patroon Legal Design has been of tremendous help to us in the preparation for a court hearing. We needed to guide the court through very complicated calculations. Their designs were very helpful to tell our story in the clearest possible way. Above all, the team was a joy to work with.
What makes Patroon Legal Design stand out is that they know the pressure and unpredictability of the legal practice and adapt their own schedule to accommodate our timetable.

Charlotte Spierings
Lawyer at Clifford Chance

“Visuals make a difference”

‘I always notice how visuals make a difference during litigation. The judges are often really enthusiastic if they are presented with a visual overview of a complex case. They often use these visuals as starting point during court hearing to ask questions and to arrange arguments.’

Roelien van den Berg
Lawyer at SSHJ Advocaten

“Making complex matter comprehensible”

‘Thanks to legal design we make complex matter comprehensible. They show again and again that a contract does not have to be boring. By moving away from the current practices, legal agreements become more understandable. That is the ultimate goal: understanding each other and writing that down as simple as possible.’

Hans Maltha
CEO of Burst Digital