I would describe myself as a technical designer: I get inspired and start designing out of interest in constructions and technical details. This led to my fascination and specialisation in 3D design: 3D offered me the possibility to experiment with constructions on a whole new level – without wasting any material on samples and prototypes: it was all virtual!
Daunted by the over-consumption and over-production in today’s fashion industry, I decided I wanted to make a change. I didn’t want to contribute to the pollution in our industry by working in a design-role, so instead I chose to enter the industry by educating and inspiring others. I’m still designing and practicing my skills, but I decided I don’t want to apply those skills commercially at this moment.
“Eventually I didn’t want to continue designing anymore…
…because I didn’t want to contribute to this polluting industry.”
I’m currently working for Stitch, a start up from PVH Europe. We’re working towards an end-to-end 3D process for Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein. We aim to incite the digital transformation: from design to development, production and sales. Within this team, I’m running Stitch Academy: an open space where we offer trainings and workshops to facilitate 3D design thinking and adaption.