I am Rhys Duindam, a 24 year old Industrial Designer from New Zealand/Holland. In my spare time I enjoy golfing, skateboarding, filming and playing guitar. I am a proactive and enthusiastic interaction/industrial designer and I am always looking to learn and innovate. My vision on design is to improve self-esteem through fun activity. By giving people the power to ‘magically/playfully’ control their environment, my “tools of leisure” are able to turn ordinary designs into extra-ordinary experiences that boost a person’s self-esteem. At my startup, Nupky, we use design to empower great technologies, in ways that appreciate the playful human experience. We specialize in obvious ideas, that don't exist yet.

Work Samples

  • [ ] (Pronounced as "tchk tchk")

  • Little Devil

Work History

  • Project / Competency Coach - All BSc Industrial Design

    • Eindhoven University of Technology
    • Aug 2013 - Present (1 year 3 months)

    Coaching and guiding BSc Industrial Design students through a full design process and their personal development as future designers.

  • Founder

    • Nupky
    • Apr 2013 - Present (1 year 7 months)

    Industrial and Experience Design - http://www.nupky.com/

  • MSc Industrial Design

    • Eindhoven University of Technology
    • Sep 2011 - Jul 2013 (1 year 10 months)

    Student

  • Educational Committee - Masters Representative

    • Eindhoven University of Technology
    • Sep 2011 - Jul 2013 (1 year 10 months)

    I acted as a representative for all the students studying a Masters of Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology. My task was to voice a collective opinion on the educational restructuring of the university.

  • Project Management / Editor / Web - Design Cares Exhibition - Helsinki & Dutch Design Week

    • Eindhoven University of Technology
    • Jun 2012 - Dec 2012 (6 months)

    Designer / Project Manager of the Design Cares exhibition for Helsinki & Dutch Design Week 2012. Responsible for the project and co-ordinator of exhibition vision/design. Co-ordinator over multi-disciplinary and nationality teams in Helsinki and Eindhoven. Also designer and creator of websites, and videos.

  • Student Project

    • GGzE
    • Sep 2011 - Jun 2012 (9 months)

    Little Devil. Providing non-smokers with a reason for a 10 minute break by using negative reinforcement. Done in co-operation with GGZE.

    Selected for World Capital Design Helsinki Design Week and Dutch Design Week

  • Student Project

    • STEIM
    • Sep 2011 - Dec 2011 (3 months)

    tingle - rethinking musical instruments for learning

  • Student Project

    • United Nude
    • Feb 2011 - Jul 2011 (5 months)

    Performance Heel - Embedded Light Textile for Shoe Display

  • Industrial Design Intern

    • Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
    • Oct 2010 - Dec 2010 (2 months)

    User-centered product development for situated bookmarking within the UOC office.

Education

  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

    • MSc Industrial Design
    • 2011 - 2013
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

    • BSc Industrial Design
    • 2008 - 2011
  • Technische Universiteit Delft

    • BSc Aerospace Engineering
    • 2006 - 2008
  • Jerudong International School, Brunei Darussalam

    • High School A-Levels
    • 1998 - 2007

Specialties

Awards

Selected: HOT100 Talent 2013 by ‘Het Nieuwe Instituut’ Best idea of Dutch Design Week 2014 (Tingle) by the Creators Project (Vice x Intel) Dutch Design Weeks • “DOKPUNT” - Tingle - (2013) • “ID’13” - [ ] - (2013) • Design United - Little Devil - (2013) • “ID’12” - Tingle & Little Devil - (2012) •...
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