Umeå Institute of Design
MFA Advanced Product Design.
September 2015 - June 2018
Ranked as the top design schools in the world, Umeå Institute of Design offers a variety of master programmes (interaction, transportation and advanced product design) and a bachelor programme. Took a gap year between the first and second year to obtain more working experience.
University of applied sciences Windesheim
B.Eng Industrial Design Engineering
Zwolle, The Netherlands
September 2010 - March 2015
The Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Design Engineering formed the foundation as an industrial designer. At Windesheim there is a strong focus on creating products that can be manufactured and realised. The graduation project, which was executed on-site at ATAG Nederland, was given a 9 (A).
UNITEC Institute of Technology
BA Product design
Auckland, New Zealand
January 2014 - July 2014
A semester abroad at UNITEC Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand. During this period several courses were taken in photography, entrepreneurship and prototyping. The entry of the Electrolux design competition became a finalist (Featured on Yanko Design)
Industrial design intern
New York City, USA
January 2017 - July 2017
Part of the ID team at Smart Design's HQ in New York as an industrial design intern. During the internship I mainly worked for OXO where I helped them expanding their product portfolio based on insights during user research.
June 2016 - December 2016
Within a diverse set of projects, from user research to form development and refinement to journey mapping and facilitating workshops (20+ experienced professionals), the job required both independence and a collaborative work ethic.
Industrial design graduate student
Arnhem, The Netherlands
September 2014 - April 2015
As part of the Bachelor graduation programme, a new concept has been created in collaboration with ATAG. In a period of seven months, working in-house, competences of all disciplines were used to fit the project to the company to it's fully extend. The project's focus is on the usage of gas in the modern kitchen of 2020. Within this period, the project was guided by the three pillars; Innovation, aesthetics and ergonomics. A realistic concept has been created and graded with a 9,0 (A).
Van der Veer Designers
Industrial design intern
Geldermalsen, The Netherlands
September 2013 - January 2014
In a period of six months several projects were executed, both in industrial design and graphic design. A good understanding and balance between styling and form development was created and used as a base for further product development. Within this period, most of the projects were related to the transportation market.