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About

Jort Nijhuis

born 25-08-1986

in Emmen, Drenthe.

lives in Utrecht (NL)

together with his girlfriend Marleen

why become a designer?

The art of keeping an overview of the whole, while diving into details, balancing the compromises to the best suitable solution. That is what I love about designing.

specialised in concept design

That first, abstract phase of a products life; where uncertainty is high and vision the only guideline. 

through making things visible

I will extract ideas from people's heads and make them visible, for everybody to respond to, in an iterative process towards a concept. 

experience

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to be filled with cool meaningful projects

independent designer

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confidential

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Lila SP

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Lila platform concept

Lila Comfort

Lila CP

LDN concept

confidential

Hubb concept

Yepp Nexxt concept

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design lead juvenile category

concept designer

2018 - 2020 Confidential

I have lead two very exiting big projects in this time, but unfortunately I am not at liberty to say anything about this yet.

2018 - 2020 Confidential

1/1/17  Design lead

1/1/17  Design lead

After 3 years of hard work I was promoted to design lead for the juvenile product category. I became responsible for all design related aspects towards the clients.

Juvenile concept design
Juvenile concept design

I made sure to be the concept designer on the stroller design team, lead by Imre Jacobs, accompanied by creative engineers Fortu de Haas and Sander van Oosterum. I learned a lot from working with these guys. We formed the best team I have ever worked in; creating 5 stroller concepts in about 3 years time.

Smaller projects

Smaller projects

I have worked on many small projects as well, for clients like AXA, Gazelle, Sabic, Micro, Bosch Rexroth, and more.

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prototype project

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1/4/20 Independent designer

After 6 years of devotion to Vanderveer designers, I decided I wanted to make my own projects happen.

1/4/20 Independent designer

Cargo Trailer prototype project

Cargo Trailer prototype project

PostNL found a partner in the municipality of Delft to fund the prototype of my graduation concept. I lead this project, with students from the Haagse Hogeschool, Accenda, Vanderveer designers and the TU Delft Human power team.

6/1/14  Vanderveer designer

6/1/14  Vanderveer designer

Peter van der Veer called me to check whether I wanted to become a concept designer at Vanderveer designers. I decided to accept the invitation in order to learn the ropes from some of the great designers there.

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Graduation project
Cargo Trailer concept
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International project for Pratham Delhi, India

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Travelled New Zealand and Australia
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student assistent teacher in Design Sketching classes

education

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internship

Internship for GMG

Internship for GMG

GMG asked me to develop the concept from my BSc final project towards a model. They stationed me at Vanderveer designers for 5 months.

14/12/12  Graduated MSc.

14/12/12  Graduated MSc.

on a concept for the urban distribution of parcels in the last mile; for PostNL, at Vanderveer designers

Industrial Design Engineering

MSc. Integrated Product Design

Student assistant Design Sketching

Student assistant Design Sketching

Assisting the teacher during classes in Design Sketching education at the TU Delft (2009-2011)

Travel New Zealand and Australia

Travel New Zealand and Australia

Together with a good friend I set out to hike the mountain trails of NZ and the red center of Australia for 4,5 months.

International project Pratham Delhi

International project Pratham Delhi

BOP project for NGO Pratham: India's largest organisation for providing supplementary education for the underprivileged children of India

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BSc. final project for GMG

IO festival Committee, post 'bands & acts'

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first freelance assignments

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played over 100 gigs as a jazz drummer

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IDE

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BSc. IDE

Drummer on the side

Drummer on the side

In Delft I continued to play the drums in several bands. With my Jazz quartet I played most gigs. I also recorded an EP with my pop band.

Started as freelance designer

Started as freelance designer

Since 2006 I have worked on several freelance projects throughout my time at university.

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Reach out via e-mail or phone and I'll be glad to show you more to see if we can help each other out.

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