Right after graduating I started working for GRO design in Eindhoven. GRO offers strategic, industrial and conceptual design for products and user experiences. During the past two years I've experienced the different aspects within the design process; research, strategy and design. Working both independently and within small and large teams. I’ve had the chance to work for a variety of international clients, developing a wide range of products for different markets.
Unfortunately not all the projects I worked on have been released or will see the daylight. However, working and developing these projects has delivered a valuable experience which I can use for new and upcoming challenges.
During the last two years I've worked for clients like Nespresso, HP, Gillette, Siemens and Ultimaker.
GRO was initially tasked with developing an elegant and usable touch-screen module that could be realized within a very tight timeline and wouldn’t radically change their existing engineering concept. To reduce tooling investments our team challenged ourselves to achieve this with a single injection molded part that could be easily mounted to the S5. Working very closely with Ultimaker’s design and engineering teams we also realized elegant interior hinges, magnetic door handles and a far-read blue tint for the new glass doors of the S5.
I also had the opportunity to work with Ultimaker’s UI team to give our thoughts on structure, navigation and graphic identity for their first touch screen user interface.
Other refinements included new more opaque side panels to reduce shadowing from the interior light, new ultra-flat construction screws and work on branding and product graphics.