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  • Bob Spikman

    Product & UX Designer at Ricoh Europe, The Netherlands

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

At the moment I am a designer for the Japanese company Ricoh. I am part of a team of International Designers who work on completely new concepts, existing electronic products and User Interfaces. Besides I travel around Europe to visit different design events to write about the Technology trends we see today and can predict for the future. What makes me good at the job is the combination of being creative but also down to earth to come to feasible concepts.

Work Samples

  • Award Konica Minolta Design Competition

  • Tensegrity Lamp Design

  • Samsung embedded camera support

Work History

  • Industrial Product Designer

    • Ricoh Europe (The Netherlands)
    • Amsterdam, NH
    • Aug 2013 - Present (4 years 3 months)

    Working on Ricoh's future concepts together with an international team of designers. For example, Ricoh's Theta 360 degrees camera.

  • Demonstration Specialist

    • Bose Corporation
    • Dec 2012 - Present (4 years 11 months)

    Part-time job as demonstration specialist - informing and getting customers to experience new designs by Bose electronics.

  • Co-founder

    • www.unithings.nl
    • Sep 2011 - Present (6 years 2 months)

    Designed Unithings to give students the opportunity to sell materials, which were used for prototypes, exhibitions or other purposes, to other students. This allows materials to be recycled and to be accessed more easily by other students.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Ontwerpbureau Veeel
    • Jan 2013 - May 2013 (4 months)

    Trainee as Industrial Designer, developing one specific concept by combining different existing patents into new design. This means working on the whole design process from idea to actual product.

  • Industrial Designer

    • GrabCAD
    • Dec 2012 - Dec 2012

    Design "a simple hand-operated mechanism to deposit any variety of dry 'drink mix' into the water, before the consumer has even opened the bottle." Together with a fellow designer I was placed in the final six.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Konica Minolta
    • Dec 2012 - Dec 2012

    General award winner of Konica Minolta its international design competition. Together with a fellow designer I showed Konica Minolta, by the use of an actual prototype and visualizations, what future possibilities OLED (organic LED) has to offer.

    More information: http://www.konicaminolta.com/com_message/project/idea/index.html

  • Industrial Designer

    • Samsung Electronics
    • Feb 2012 - Feb 2012

    Placed 3rd, along with fellow students of international design, in an online competition. The objective was to design an embedded camera support, to avoid having to carry loose supports.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Philips Design
    • Sep 2011 - Nov 2011 (2 months)

    In the 1st Year of my Master I chose to do a research Project working together with Philips. At the High Tech Campus I did multiple tests to understand what mattress would be the most comfortable to use for baby monitoring. By using Matlab I was able to do different analysises to state which combinations of memory foam would be applicable to monitor comfort within a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

  • Interaction Designer

    • Blue Hour Beijing, China
    • Sep 2011 - Sep 2011

    Selected to create an interactive light installation at the Dutch Design District (area 751) in Beijing. Collaborated with 6 Chinese students from Tsingua University.

  • Industrial Designer

    • UPS Benelux "Prêt-à-Porter" design competition
    • Apr 2010 - Jun 2010 (2 months)

    Designed a new packaging method for UPS Benelux, so that its clothing retailers are able to transport clothing wrinkle-free. 1 of 4 finalists in competition.

  • Interaction Designer

    • Light through Culture Siena, Italy
    • Feb 2010 - Feb 2010

    Selected, as part of team of 6 Dutch designers, to design an interactive light installation in the museum “de Santa Maria Della Scala”. This installation allowed the audience to experience the pilgrimage that passes the old hospital. The Dutch team worked on this project with 6 students from the Department of Communication Sciences of the University of Siena.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Ministerie van Nieuwe Dingen
    • 2010 - 2010

    Designed products for “Innovation in a Week” 2010 and 2011, a week in which a selected group of students apply patented materials to new products.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Metaplus Alphen a/d Rijn
    • Sep 2008 - Jan 2009 (4 months)

    Developed a design from a university Project. This Project was being developed by Metaplus to get on the market. Programmed the games, designed the look, and tested the design with children.

  • Volunteer

    • Secretaria De Ecologia Del Gobierno Del Estado De Yucatan
    • Feb 2006 - Apr 2006 (2 months)

    Cared for turtle population in Yucatan, Mexico.

  • Catering service JMW

    • JMW
    • Jul 2005 - Nov 2005 (4 months)

    Catering at different parties/companies throughout the Netherlands (E.g. Paleis’t Loo, Amsterdam Arena, SAIL 2005, ABN Tennis Tournament).


  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven / Eindhoven University of Technology

    • Master Industrial Design Engineering
    • 2010 - 2012
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven / Eindhoven University of Technology

    • Bachelor Industrial Design Engineering
    • 2006 - 2009
  • University of Technology, Sydney

    • Exchange Industrial and Product Design
    • 2008 - 2008
  • CLIC, Sevilla

    • Spanish Language and Literature
    • 2005 - 2005
  • Pantarijn Hollandseweg

    • VWO Natuur & Gezondheid
    • 1999 - 2005



User Experience Product Design


3rd Price Samsung embedded camera support design competition; finalist UPS design competition; selected to do light project in Italy; selected to do light project in China; 3rd price winner 3d printing competition