Who am I, why do I design, what I do and what is my motivation?
As a designer you have the rare opportunity to constantly live 3 lives. We live in the passed, the now and the future all at the same time. We have to understand the past to see what behavioural changes will continue to effect us. In the now we have to summon our knowledge but also question it when working with constraints of physics, budgets and time pressure. These actions give us the possibility to shape the future. We can make something that will be attractive to various parameters, change the perception on how people look at things or how they behave.
This is why we are designers, it is our responsibility to solve problems and make things meaningful. We have the tools to make life better. 
General information

Nationality:          Belgian 
Languages:          Dutch - English - German - French 
E-mail:                  mail@ave-design.com
Location:              Stuttgart Germany

Stokke GmbH (June 2021 till present)
Design manager for Home
Woodworking (Jan 2022 till present)
Side business of designing and manufacturing furniture
Robert Bosch GmbH (Jan. 2012- 2021)
Senior User experience manager at Central department of UX 
Lead of the Product design team
Pilotfish Amsterdam (Jan. 2011 - 2012) 
Lead of Industrial design team
Frogdesign Germany (May 2008 - Oct. 2010)
Sr. Industrial designer
Tony Castro Aviation Styling (2008)
Conceptual designer, responsible for spin off start - up in aviation interior
Freelancer (during studies Umeå 2006 - 2007)
Bresslergroup (Aug. 2005 - may 2006)
Junior Industrial designer


Focus Open Design award 2018 Flynn 
Best of Agritechnica Innovation award Silver 2015 Deepfield 
IF award product design 2010 Bullerjan Dot 
Red Dot design award 2009 Huawei Lynx
Medical Design Excellence award 2007 Bactec FX

Master of Arts '07
Umeå institute of Design Sweden
Master of Sciences '04
Antwerp hogeschool department for integrated product development
Preferred software tools

Adobe CC, Solidworks, Keyshot, Alias sketchbook, Wacom cintiq
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