Industrial Designer

Strategic Designer

Bram Rolvink

Hi, I am Bram! I design & innovate products, services, and business. Please visit my portfolio on a computer to get the full experience, but feel free to quickly go through my work.

Design & Innovation Strategist

Bram Rolvink

Hi, I am Bram! I design & innovate products, services, and business. I  focus on design thinking, design leadership, & user-centered IoT design. 

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Exploring
Entrepreneurship

I started Bold Creatives to explore different aspects of design entrepreneurship with small real-life design cases.

Design Cases

During my studies I did many interesting projects. A small selection of projects I am proud of are showcased below.  Please refer to my academic portfolio to see all my work.

Harmony

Smart Home Design

Harmony explores new functionalities in the IoT home. A family of devices promotes social interactions and help users to collaboratively take care of the daily chores in the Smart Home.

Healthy Seating for the Elderly

Dementia Design Research

First-hand research unveiled the problematic sitting behavior of elderly suffering from dementia. By applying a research-through-design method an adaptive seating system was designed. An active & healthy sitting posture vitalizes physical and mental health.

Design Air Furniture

Research, Design & Production

Design furniture for a luxury event market. A new inflatable material provides interesting opportunities for combining compact transport with premium aesthetics. 

Creative Atmosphere

I believe that the best and most creative work is created when there is passion & fun at the heart of the project. It can make the most challenging tasks feel effortless. So what about a little music while reading on?

Education

After my studies at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, where I developed a strong foundation in industrial product design, I decided to continue my studies with a master’s in industrial design.  After doing some electives in innovation management I decided to combine to two masters in a double degree. 

 

MSc Industrial Design

Eindhoven University of Technology

At Eindhoven University of Technology I deepen my knowledge & refine my expertise in the following topics:

• User-Centered IoT Design

• Design Thinking & Innovation

• Leadership & Entrepreneurship

• Research-Through-Design

Committees

External Affairs  Master Activity Committee at S.V.I.D Lucid

MSc Management of Innovation

Erasmus University Rotterdam

At Erasmus University Rotterdam I deepen my knowledge & refine my expertise in the following topics:

• Innovation Management

• Strategic Entrepreneurship



Committees

Program Manager  Student Founders Program at ECEstudents

Experience

During my studies at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, I developed a strong foundation in classical product design. I gained extensive knowledge of product development and design processes. Close collaboration with businesses trained me to think from both the consumer’s and the company’s point of view. The developed products were both aesthetically pleasing and functional. During this bachelor, I started to develop an interest in the strategic aspects of design. In most projects, I made sure that a successful and realistic product was the ultimate outcome. I am still looking for ways to further develop this expertise area.

 

I did two internships at internationally operating companies. As a “designer in the field” I got inspired by and developed my feeling for aesthetics and business thinking. I experienced what it takes to really make things happen. By having full responsibility for big projects within the company, I learned to collaborate closely with several important stakeholders. It helped me to develop an understanding of business and with making my designs realistic for the relevant market or target group. This “business sense” in design is something that I want to master. I currently do so by pursuing a master’s degree in industrial design focused on leadership and entrepreneurship. I am looking for ways to help businesses excel in design and innovation.

Goals & Interests

Currently, I’m challenging myself to look for bigger problems at Eindhoven University of Technology. My master’s expertise is focused on leadership & entrepreneurship. Combining design with real-world business. In projects, I am interested in incorporating emerging technologies in peoples lives in a new and meaningful way. Combining people and technology always creates an interesting mix.

Leadership & Entrepreneurship

Working in and managing multi-disciplinary teams.

Internet of Things

Applying emerging technologies in a user-centered way.

Business
Innovation

Helping businesses spark innovation by design.

Design Research

Using design to solve complex problems in business.

Details

Here are some details and fun facts about me and my professional life.

I study and live in Rotterdam, but spend some of my weekends in The Hague, Utrecht.

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Solidworks
  • Fusion 360
  • Keyshot
  • Arduino
  • Processing

Dutch is my mother tongue and I am professionally proficient in English. On a trip to France, some of the basics of the French language sometimes show to be useful.

I am a big fan of all sorts of music. Most of my free time is spend experiencing music in different ways. I also like to be active. Currently, I am rowing, but I tend to mix it up sometimes.

I hope to someday advocate the importance of design & innovation across industries. Inspiring others and teaching generations to come.

Let's get in touch!

PF

It is always nice to meet new people. 

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