I just graduated from a master Industrial Design at the University of Technology in Eindhoven. Please click here to download my Curriculum Vitae.
My work is characterised by the following elements:

Hands on Approach
Between User, Design & Technology
Ambitious, Hard Working & Social
I like to work with a hands-on and pro active approach in which I create rapid prototypes to validate design decisions. By combining this practical approach with a strong analysis of complex problems I am able to apply design for difficult societal issues. I use prototyping as a tool to explore and validate context to understand how people interact with my designs in the world.
Often the transition from design to technology is difficult because they both seem to speak different languages at times. But, because of my experience with technology, programming and design I can be valuable to build bridges in this process of development. This position requires a lot of flexibility and improvisation but also a patient and social with clear communication with all stakeholders. My skills in communication through video, photos and rapid prototyping can help to build these bridges in a practical way.
My overall competence of designing is strengthened by my ambitious, hardworking, flexible and social character. These traits help me in communication within teams and in the field of self-directed learning. I like to challenge myself with difficult tasks and grasp any opportunity to learn and get better. Especially in a rapid changing society and new technological advances, learning capabilities are extremely important.
Vision on Design
In an ever changing society, products and services should have the ability to adapt and react to changes. By designing adaptable and personal products that have the ability to react to the surrounding I want to plant a feeling of appreciation for the existing beauty around us. The quality of a product is felt within the interaction. When the interaction feels logical and natural it is possible to appeal to people’s affection. Even the smallest details within the interaction can supply a feeling of wonder and satisfaction.
In the design process it is important to look at the people and how they interact with the products and what it means for them in their lives. Once you understand what makes the interaction meaningful for the user you can use this insight to design products that can enhance their lives. Still a lot of of designs around us are focused on technical functionalities and don’t take into account the rich interaction possibilities we have as humans. In my designs I want to make better use of all the skills (eg. unique bodily capabilities, perceptual-motor skills and emotional skills) we have learned through a lifetime of interaction with the world.
It is said that 80% of people’s perceived information of the world happens through your eyes. For me, this makes light one of the most important aspects in designing products and the way people experience them. I take a lot of inspiration from phenomenology where information for action, or meaning, emanates from the interaction with the world. Shaping this interaction gives the designer the power to change or influence the way people behave and transform society.
Each person is different, acts different and has different values. Actions can give meaning to a certain task, even small elements make interaction with the world rich and meaningful. Therefore when designing products and services it is important to make products that don’t focus on defining the action possibilities of the users but rather focus more on describing the action opportunities for users to supply freedom for a personalised interaction with the products.