About Me

My name is Iris and I am an interdisciplinary interaction and product designer from the Netherlands. For the past few years my passion for design has lead me to travel the world, live and study in Eindhoven, Melbourne, Delft and Umeå and I’m continuously looking for new challenges.

With my designs I strive to stimulate more humane interactions in which technology plays a supportive role, rather than taking over the experience itself. I love doing projects that bridge the gap between digital and physical design, challenging the way technology is applied. I believe that this is where meaningful design is created.

I have an iterative and hands on approach and I always work in close relation to the user. I am fascinated with the conceptualisation phase in design. Coming up with simple solutions to complex problems and developing these into a complete product.

Besides design I like to going on adventures, hiking and taking pictures of the beautiful nature around me.

 

 

Education

Integrated Product Design
Master - Delft University of Technology
Delft, Netherlands
2017 - NOW

Interaction Design
Erasmus - Umeå Institute of Design
Umeå, Sweden
2018 - NOW

Industrial Design Cum Laude
Eindhoven University of Technology
Eindhoven, Netherlands
2012 - 2016

Industrial Design
Exchange - RMIT
Melbourne, Australia
2014 - 2015

 

Highlights

Interaction awards 2019 Finalist
2019

Interaction awards 2019 Shortlisted
2019

The James Dyson Award National runner up
2018

Core 77 Award Runner Up
2018

Braun Prize Special Mention
2018

Conference Participatory Design
2018

Patent for Prosthetic design
2017

BlueDot Design award for publics' choice
2017

Dutch Design Week Exhibitor
2016

SLEM Seminar for footwear and health technology, speaker
2016

Bachelor of science with praise
2016

 

Professional experience

Graduate intern VanBerlo & CAHAG
NOW

Internship VanBerlo
2018

Internship senz°
2016

Seminar
SLEM footwear and health technology
2016