I have always been extremely fascinated by technology and products. I spent hours picking everything apart and building it back up again, just to see how it was made and how it works. My family always pushed me to challenge my creativity, so I mainly focused on art when I was younger. Here I found my passion for painting and photography, but I knew I wanted to create for functionality too.
During secondary school, I got the opportunity to choose and elective, I chose Arts for three years and Research and Design for another three years. This built my foundation of creativity and theoretical and practical research, user needs, design sketching and prototyping. These were solely group projects, which learnt me the fundamentals of teamwork. I enjoyed the Research and Design course immensely, as the freedom and creativity motivated me to challenge myself and get the best out of myself. This made me want to pursue this in my studies and inspired me to start Industrial Design. Some projects I did during Research and Design were designing an electrical step with space for luggage for business travelers and researching the growth of algae.

Sketch of an electric step, 2018
Sketch of an electric step, 2018
Brainstorm of an electric step, 2018
Brainstorm of an electric step, 2018
Detailed sketch of an electric step, 2018
Detailed sketch of an electric step, 2018
Prototype of an electric step, 2018
Prototype of an electric step, 2018
Prototype for a tiny house, 2019
Prototype for a tiny house, 2019
Testing on algae, 2019
Testing on algae, 2019
This is me painting the base layers of a painting.
This is me painting the base layers of a painting.
Some prints I created.
Some prints I created.
Here I am soldering a stand for the storage of leftover wood.
Here I am soldering a stand for the storage of leftover wood.
During my time before university I developed my creative skills outside of school as well. Not only did I do this by creating paintings at home and photographing weekly, but I had a side job at an artist as well. Here I studied paintings, artworks and products to keep the workshop running. I painted, photographed, soldered, etched and created, while being a secretary and keeping track of the finances and the registration of the artworks. This gave me insights in not only the production of products, but everything that needs to be done around it as well, like how to get it on the market and what choices need to be made based on the client and user. 
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