HP Inc.

Senior industrial designer
Head of industrial design
Innovation Lab co founder

As lead industrial designer I first developed hardware & sofware solutions from early research to launch. Later I was offered a role as head of industrial design at HP and managed an amazingly talented design & engineering team on several award-winning projects. An experience that nowadays helps me guide interdisciplinary teams in complex projects towards a common vision. During the next year, I co-founded HP’s internal innovation lab which now reports directly to global management.

Reducing plastics by 90% and overall CO2 footprint by 60%

HP’s current ink cartridges are over engineered, contain massive amounts of plastic and are impossible to recycle. After internal research and finding opportunities of improvement we designed a largely degradable supply platform using HP’s existing supply chain to facilitate this step towards a better world.

3D printing in industry 4.0

After collaborating with HP on the development of its first 3D printer I’m continuing to consult them to find answers to the question of “whats next in the world of industry 4.0?”

The birth of an innovation lab

Together with a colleague I founded HP’s internal innovation lab in which ideas bypass unnecessary decision makers in order to launch experimental products fast and in small scale. I’m proud to announce that this amazing team has launched its first project.

Work experience

Paddenstoelenboer

Co-Founder, developing product & business model

HP Inc.

Head of Industrial Design & Co-Founder Innovation Lab

TU Delft/Cambodia

Product development & business model consultant

Designit London

Multidisciplinary design role in the small London studio

Porsche Design

UI / Fashion / Architectural Freelance Projects

Lecturing

UPC Barcelona

Professor for Innovation MGMT & Entrepreneurship

UID Umeå

Guest Lecturer for Shape & Formal Aesthetics

FH Joanneum Graz

Tutor for Digital Design Tools & Sketch Methods

O’Penh Lab

Co-Founder / Speaker / hosting workshop Events

Experiments

IKEA & Space10

Invited for Circular Economy Sprint with IKEA

Swing Jacket

Exploration on reclaiming urban space for play

Miro Bike

Fixing increasing policing for urban bicycle riders

Liquid equalizer

My first experiment getting into Coding & Arduino

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