Lecturer Industrial Design Engineering – TU Delft, Industrial Design Engineering
(Oct. 2011 – now)
Curriculum developer (redesign 2016/17; redesign 2014; from scratch 2011/12)
Lecturer Cultural Diversity, Design Research and Design Methodology
Researcher member of Innovation Networks research group and PhD candidate at Delft University of Technology (graduate school)
Assistant Research Director – TU Delft, Industrial Design Engineering
(Aug. 2011 – Dec. 2011)
Director Youth Innovation Programme – Eden Foundation Trust, Nelson, New Zealand
(Jan. 2011 – March 2011)
Develop a proposal for a Youth Innovation Programme, which will provide young entrepreneurs and leaders a basis for establishing sustainable social ventures, businesses and enterprises. Currently waiting for funding.
Lecturer Business, Culture and Technology – TU Delft, Industrial Design Engineering
(Aug. 2009 – Aug. 2010)
Develop, implement and manage the course Business, Culture and Technology, Bachelor IDE attended by 380 students.
Coaching and supporting groups of 25 students during design projects and group assignments in other courses. Responsible for evaluating, assessing, and reporting on student progress.
Design coach – TU Delft, Industrial Design Engineering
(Nov. 2007 – Jul. 2009)
Weekly coaching of groups of 25 students during design projects. Responsible for evaluating, assessing, and reporting on student progress.
Consultant/trainer – Dusc Innovation, The Netherlands
(Aug. 2007 – Jul. 2010)
Founded Dusc Innovation, an innovation and creativity consultancy with the goal to facilitate the fuzzy front end of the innovation process. A separate branch specialised in creative thinking training for professionals and students.
Facilitating workshops and creative sessions, advising for innovation projects and development of innovation tools.
Training professionals and students in creative thinking.
Teaching assistant – TU Delft, Industrial Design Engineering
(Jan. 2007 – Jan. 2008)
Supporting course coordinators in developing eight Design Engineering courses during the revision of the IDE bachelor. Assisting in development of learning materials and e-learning environments.
Researcher – TU Delft, Industrial Design Engineering
(Aug. 2006 – Jan. 2007)
Study on the influence of packaging design on littering and waste behaviour. Main tasks: Design and execution of the research. Reporting findings to client.
Internship – The Creativity Company, The Netherlands
(Aug. 2005 – Oct. 2005)
Study on the converging and decision making in the creative problem solving process.
(2005 – 2006)
Student coach of school pupils during design contest.
First year’s student mentor, student association i.d.
First class mentor as fifth class pupil (high school).
Various part-time jobs in catering, retail and agriculture.