Welcome to my portfolio. This portfolio has been built with the purpose of showcasing some of my work. The portfolio is written in English because this has been the primary language during my education. I create useful products and systems with the focus on the best user experience. I have experience in working with several clients.
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Responsible for the strategic planning product planning within the Global Research group of Inalfa Roof Systems. Trend scouting for global, automotive and roof systems trends in the market in order to formulate the product development strategy for Inalfa. Carry out market research to investigate the preferences and requirements of our customers and end users. Assess which technologies and products could be interesting for our customers and delegate further research to the Product Developers. Create technology road maps based on research. Provide a business case for new developments in close cooperation with the product planner and VP Global Research. Verify the new concepts and technologies. Provide support to the sales department for marketing the technological innovations.
Within this function I helped people with solving computer problems and I did other service related work for students and staff of the Industrial Design department. For this function it is important to have a helpful attitude.
For this project I traveled to Yekaterinburg Russia. The goal of the project was to show the people of Yekaterinburg that the old historical buildings in the city are a part of their cultural heritage. Just like the 'White Lady' in Eindhoven, the 'White Tower' in Yekaterinburg was getting a new plan for use. Within a short time a study was done among the local inhabitants. Through the analysis of this study a design was made for the 'White Tower'.
Within this function I did work in the field of nursing roses and other plants such as conifers and yews.
I was responsible for the user research for a new invention within a research group. For this internship I used my empathetic ability to understand the users and determine their needs.
• Make contact with users
• Graphical design for the research group
• User testing
• Concept design
• Make contacts with external companies
• Presenting of research results
• Advice for further research
I did my high school education at the Dendron College.
During the Industrial Design education I have worked with several companies. Companies such as: Philips, GGZE, Kompan, DAF, PSV, Maxit, Triple Double and Océ Technologies. Everything I do, I try to do as motivated as possible. The result is that I had no study delay during my entire education.
As a volunteer of the youth center OJC Canix I worked behind the bar and did was responsible for cleaning the spaces. As a board member I was responsible for the entire association and for all the decisions. As president of the booking division I booked bands and was responsible for the organization of gigs, festivals and parties. It is only possible to organize a good concert if you do everything well structured. I have developed my leading role during the time I was head of the booking division: a team of 6 people who organize 25 activities every year.
I have designed several websites and do maintenance for some websites.
I sing in two bands and visit concerts quite often.
I play soccer on an amateur level.
My vision as a designer is to design for the 'User Experience'. The noun 'User Experience' refers to an overall designation of how people have experienced a period of time while encountering a system and the time span before and after the encounter with the system. Values, beliefs and norms play a big role in the decisions I take because I design for the 'User Experience'.
Project about the needs of nurses towards tube feeding.
Internship at Océ about users' needs towards printing.