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About

Direct yet conceptual. Provocative and engaging. Design & engineering for brands and people.

 

Hi I am Rik! Nice to meet you!

I am a 26 years old Industrial designer coming from the Netherlands and recently graduated from the master's programme in Advanced Product Design at the Umeå institute of Design in Sweden. 

During my time as a designer I have had the pleasure of working in teams that challenged the status quo and were always searching to make the best design. Whether it was to learn about new techniques to improve the life of the people we created products for or when it was to search for ways to create better products for the environment. This is what has and always will inspire me. One of the area’s where I wish to focus more on as a designer is to find a pathway to make sustainable designed products without compromising on the benefits it gives to human life. To contribute to a sustainable society, and the best way to achieve a sustainable world is to start at the beginning. It means at the design of products, and to define guidelines for making a sustainable design.

As designers we can no longer look away after a product is sold, we need to start thinking about what is next and take responsibility for the pollution and bad effects our products can have if we do not design them properly.

I believe that as designers we can no longer look separately at the service, interaction or products that we develop. We need to get understanding across all these fields so we can have a clear picture of how all the separate elements are linked and think about the products, not only in this lifecycle but also the next.

 

Currently looking for new opportunities

 

 
 
 

 
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I n d u s t r i a l   D e s i g n e r
V e r y d a y   |   J a n  1 7   -   J u l  1 7

6 month internship at Veryday in Stockholm. Involved in design research, product development, development of research techniques

 
 

I n d u s t r i a l   d e s i g n   t r a i n e e
N o k i a   |   J u n  1 6   -   D e c  1 6

6 month internship at Nokia (Finland). Involved in the development of the new product portfolio, research, prototyping and engineering

 
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J u n i o r   I n d u s t r i a l   D e s i g n e r
S c o p e   d e s i g n   |   N o v  1 3   -   J u l  1 5

Junior industrial designer at Scope design in Amersfoort the Netherlands. Worked on project in the medical, agriculture, consumer, industrial, vending and mobility sector.

 
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I n d u s t r i a l   d e s i g n   t r a i n e e
V i l l e r o y   &   B o c h   |   F e b  1 3   -   J u n  1 3

5 month internship/graduation project at Villeroy & Boch develloping a vision for the future of spa wellness.

 
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I n d u s t r i a l   d e s i g n   t r a i n e e
R e g g s   |   A u g  1 1   -   F e b  1 2

5 month internship in Amsterdam. Worked on the development of a electric scooter and support in design projects.

 
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I n d u s t r i a l   d e s i g n   t r a i n e e
D a y e   d e s i g n   |   A u g  1 1   -   F e b  1 2

5 month internship in china, to get a better understanding of the design differences and learn about the chinese culture.

 

 
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M a s t e r s   A d v a n c e d   P r o d u c t   D e s i g n
U m e å   I n s t i t u t e   o f   D e s i g n   |   A u g  1 5   -   P r e s e n t

Student Advanced Product Design at the Umeå Institute of Design in Sweden. Two year master, currently in my final year.

 
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B a c h e r l o r s   I n d u s t r i a l   D e s i g n
S a x i o n   U n i v e r s i t y   |   S e p  0 9   -   J u l  1 3

4 year study in Industrial Design at the Saxion University in Enschede the Netherlands. University specialized in the technical and engineering skills (Design Engineer)

 

 
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R e d d o t   2 0 1 7   B e s t   o f   B e s t
R e d d o t   C o n c e p t   a w a r d   |   J u l   1 7

Awarded for the Vario concept. Made in collaboration with Bosch GMBH.

 
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I F   a w a r d   2017   B e s t   o f   t h e   y e a r
I F   d e s i g n   c o n c e p t   a w a r d   |  Jul  1 7

Awarded the Vario concept with IF best of the year award, in the category Micro Apartments - Maximizing Small Space.

 
 

R e d d o t   2 0 1 7   B e s t   o f   B e s t
R e d d o t   |   M a r  1 7

Part of the team that developed the Soil Scanner for Soilcares. Made during my time at Scope design.

 
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C o m m e r c i a l   e q u i p m e n t   S t u d e n t - n o t a b l e
C o r e 7 7   d e s i g n   a w a r d s   |   A p r  1 6

Award for group project called Ploppi’s bakery (a pedagogic tool developed for children with a speech disorder).

 
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I n t e r a c t i o n   A w a r d   S t u d e n t - n o t a b l e
C o r e 7 7   d e s i g n a w a r d s   |   A p r  1 6

Award for group project called Ploppi’s bakery (a pedagogic tool developed for children with a speech disorder).

 
 

B o d y f r i e n d   d e s i g n   a w a r d
I F   a w a r d   |   A p r  1 6

Awarded with the Bodyfriend award for my shower concept “Lumen” which was made in colaboration with the Swedish company Mora.

 
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H a n s g r o h e   d e s i g n   a w a r d   b y   I F
I F   a w a r d   |   A p r  1 6

Awarded with the Hansgrohe award for my shower concept “Lumen” which was made in colaboration with the Swedish company Mora.