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Product Designer at Spark design & innovation | Motorcycle Designer at MTD (Freelance)
Motorcycle racer project
Graduated on the design of the VertiGO, an electrical powered super-sport motorcycle.
Work experience •
October 2010-recent; Product Designer at Spark design & innovation.
- Design and development of both constructive and design solutions and concepts.
- Visualizing designs and design details.
- Development of prototypes and test models of the designs.
- Engineering the designs; development of CAD models and technical drawings •
October 2009-recent; Motorcycle Designer / Product Designer at MTD. Working on both automotive and product design projects. •
July 2009-February 2010; Researcher at the Delft University of Technology, researching the feasibility of the VertiGO motorcycle designed in during my graduation project. •
Summer 2008; Internship at MotorCentrumTerneuzen; acquiring knowledge about motorcycle technology in the workshop and in MCT’s Dutch Superbike team. •
February - July 2008; Assistant at the IDE faculty, Design Engineering (DE) department: part-time job for one day a week. Educating first year students in the specialty of Statics and Constructions. •
March 2007 - March 2008; Assistant at the IDE faculty, DE department; part-time job for one day a week. File manager for the Materials Theatre; an open-source material database at the IDE faculty. Main activities; expanding database with material samples and contacting companies and getting them involved in the database to provide the database with new samples as well as a one page datasheet.
2006 - 2009: Master in Transportation Design Engineering (IDE) at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Graduated July 3rd 2009. •
Fall 2008 – Spring 2009; Master thesis in Transportation Design, subject of the thesis; Design of an electrical powered super-sport motorcycle. •
Spring 2008; Design project for an Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. – project content is currently confidential. Project acquired by Maarten Timmer, and executed in a team of six. •
Fall 2007; Design project for Philips Domestic Appliances; Concept vacuum cleaner with a gaming aspect through a remote-controller. •
Spring 2007; Design project for Dyna Seal, subsidiary of Hörmann; A truck-blocker to blocking trucks at docking stations while being (un)loaded. •
September - December 2006; Internship at Angelini Design, Padova, Italy. Designing a concept for a ‘rally’ inspired car for an external company and built it into a 1:5 clay model.
2002-2006: Bachelor in Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Qualifications According to the designing activities I have control over the following programs and skills; • Free-hand and tablet sketching • Clay modelling • Adobe Photoshop CS3 • Adobe InDesignCS3 • Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 • Adobe Flash CS3 • SolidWorks, 3D CAD program used as a standard at IDE • Auto Desk Maya • Microsoft Office •
Languages: Fluent in Dutch and English, good knowledge of German, basic knowledge of Italian and French.
Hobbies & Interests I am a keen motorcyclist and I like to use my bike to commute as well as for going on holidays. The best trip, by bike, has been the journey to my internship in Italy. I am also an enthusiastic sailor and I am a certified sailing instructor, formerly teaching during the holidays at a sailing school in the north of the Netherlands as well as around the isle of Elba in Italy.
Delft University of Technology
STW Valorization Grant; a grant which made it possible to continue with the design and development of the VertiGO! (Summer 2009).