About

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.

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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) • “Design Cares - Stadhuis Meets Design” - Little Devil Other Notable Exhibitions: • Helsinki Design Week (2012) - “Design Cares” - Little Devil • TodaysArt - HOT100 Showcase - Tingle - Den Haag • Discovery Festival 2012 - Tingle - Eindhoven • Disegnare Oggetti Sonori - Tingle - Rome • Arnhem Fashion Bienalle 2013 - Dance Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee

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