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To me, design is about asking questions, collaboration and taking responsibility. I approach design problems from both a top-down and bottom-up point of view. This helps me to understand design problems both on an abstract level and on a human level. With this understanding of context I strive towards uncompromised design—thorough through to the last detail.
My favourite thing about design is being able to go from a vaguely defined problem or idea to a finished product. It's my biggest obsession. For as long as I can remember I have always had some creative endeavour going on to scratch that itch. My first venture into industrial design as a kid was when I started to take apart old tape decks and other electronic devices. I remember thinking how anyone could ever understand all of that technical complexity. I then salvaged the components to use for my own frankensteined creations.
I am curious and critical in nature, combined with creativity, this is wat has led me to pursue design as a career. I have never limited myself to one discipline within design. I've always taken a multidisciplinary approach. And while I think of design more as a mindset than a defined profession, I strongly believe that good design comes from a combination of mindset, knowledge and skill.
Throughout the years I have acquired experience in all kinds of creative domains, ranging from graphic and industrial design, to video and music production, to web development and coding. The central theme in exploring all of these creative pursuits has always been mastering the creative process.
In 2014 I started studying Industrial Product Design at HAN University of Applied Sciences. Since then industrial design has become my main focus.
In 2019 I completed Co-Design Studio, a full-time minor in human centered design, working for real clients with coaching by experienced design professionals.
“I like to think of Stijn as a philosopher with a knack for design. Besides being a good listener, a thinker, someone who likes to understand complex challenges on an abstract level, he is able to turn his thoughts into solutions and new directions. Stijn is extremely focused on finding the truth and seeing things for what they really are, and pays close attention to detail. If you want things done right, not just nice, Stijn is a valuable asset to your team.”
- —Erwin Elling
Lead Coach @ Co-Design Studio
Co-Founder Rent a War Room
On The Web
apr. 2019 - nov. 2019
Industrial Design Intern
nov. 2017 – feb. 2018
jun. 2017 – nov. 2017
Project Engineering Intern
feb. 2017 – may 2017
Product Design Intern
sep. 2015 – jan. 2016