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🥳 About me

I’m Mark a Design for Interaction student at TU Delft. Currently graduating at Picnic and living in Amsterdam. I aim to design products, services and experiences that can improve everyone’s everyday life, happiness and well-being. I would describe myself as a positive team player with a passion for design, people and technology.


🎓 Education

M.Sc. Design for Interaction,
Delft University of Technology
2017 - Present
Average grade: 8,5

B.Sc. Industrial Design Engineering,
Delft University of Technology
2013 - 2016
Including Honours Programme (22 ECTS)

Minor Interactive Environments,
Delft University of Technology
2015 - 2016
Average grade: 8,5

Dutch Pre- University Education,
Gymnasium with Nature and Technology profile and additional courses French and Art
Dr. Nassau College Quintus 2007 - 2013

💡 Professional skills

Adobe Creative Cloud
Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign, XD, Premiere Pro and After Effects

Microsoft Office 365
Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Outlook

Design and programming tools
Arduino, Axure, Figma, Framer, InVision, Keyshot, Max, Principle, Proto.io, Solidworks, Sketch, Unity and always eager to learn more!

Languages
Dutch: Native proficiency
English: Professional working proficiency
French: Limited working proficiency
German: Limited working proficiency

 

✂️ Experience

Graduate Intern at Picnic Technologies
Sep 2019 - Present
Designing UX solutions for Picnic that enable shared shopping experiences, with a focus on families. Researching by empathising with users and by facilitating co-creation sessions with users and internal stakeholders.

Co-Founder & Design Thinker at Het Ontwerpreisbureau
Apr 2019 - Present
Starting a design thinking consultancy from the ground up with two business partners. Facilitating design thinking workshops for clients in the Netherlands.

Technology Management Coach at RSM Erasmus University
Feb 2019 - Jul 2019
Assisting International Business Administration students on how to strategically assess and implement emerging technologies in their business proposals. 

Service Design intern at LeasePlan
Feb 2019 - Jul 2019
Enabling Leaseplan to reach their goal of delivering any car, anytime, anywhere to their users. During this internal project, we solved UX challenges regarding their flexible mobility strategy for the B2B market using design thinking methodology.

Product & Service Design intern at Accenture Interactive
Sep 2018 - Feb 2019
As an intern at Accenture Interactive, I get to work on multiple exciting service and digital design projects for global clients. Improving my skills regarding digital strategy, UX research & design and usability testing. I facilitated creative workshops, took part in service design sprints and developed interactive prototypes for mobile solutions.

Student Assistant at Delft University of Technology
Feb 2016 - Jul 2018
Various positions as a student assistant at Delft University of Technology.
Assessing applications for the bachelor programme of Industrial Design Engineering, organising exhibitions for student projects and coaching first-year students in the course Product Design 1 and 2.

Full-time Chairman of the Board at ID study association (click for more info),
Sep 2016 - Sep 2017
ID is the student-led association for all students at the Industrial Design Engineering faculty of the Delft University of Technology. ID is an active and creative association with more than 2500 members and 27 committees. Offering social activities, career events and design trips to students of Industrial Design Engineering. As a full-time board member, my role as Chairman was to keep track of group dynamics and ensure the board was effective in its tasks of setting and implementing the board’s policy and strategy.

Flight Case Committee member (click for more info)
2017 & 2018
Organising international business trips for master students within the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering to Brazil and China. The committee was responsible for the organisation from A to Z. Starting with selecting an interesting destination, contacting companies to collaborate with, recruiting ambitious students, setting up and organising an elective research course and finally all logistic arrangements concerning the journey itself. During these projects, we collaborated with different international and local companies such as Philips, Mondelēz, Itaú and OLX.

Co-Founder of Supermooi
2014 - 2018
Together with a friend I set-up a fashion brand and sold snapback caps and vintage army jackets through an online webshop. During this project I was responsible for the product design, digital marketing and website development.

Volunteer at TEDxDelft,
Feb 2015