Maarten van den Berg
Phone+31 (0) 6 1977 8887
I’ve worked on a diverse range of projects from the fuzzy front-end to embodiment, from very abstract to very hands-on. I love creating things in all ways of doing so, be it sketching, CAD, rendering, prototyping, photography, videos or webdesign. I can appreciate good designed products, from the shape to how it's made on the inside and how it answers the business and users needs.
11/2013 - 7/2014
Master’s graduation projectAt Philips I developed design guidelines and tools for a circular economy. As a case study I applied those to in a luminaire for the Philips Lighting B2B portfolio. I focused on the inner two circles of the Circular Economy framework where the highest value is retained. In this project I got a thorough understanding of the circular economy framework and the opportunities and limitations for businesses.
03/2013 - 07/2013
InternshipVanBerlo is one of Europe’s leading agencies in the area of strategy, design and implementation. I did a wide range of activities, mainly consisting of CAD work, prototyping (3d printing, foam modeling, woodworking), photography and sketching. I learned how to make full size representative foam models based on CAD models which resulted in two 1:1 foam models used for client meetings.
Maars Partitioning Systems B.V.
09/2012 - 02/2013
Joint Master ProjectMaars is the world market leader in partitioning walls. For the Joint Master Project with a team of six people we developed an innovative partitioning solution for flex working offices. In this project I did several interviews with architects to understand the market and worked on concept development, visualisation, embodiment and prototyping.
03/2012 - 06/2013
Advanced Embodiment DesignThe European Space Agency is working on an exoskeleton robotic arm with haptic feedback. To bring this product a step closer to a final product, with a team of six people, we were in charge of designing a cover for the X-Arm II. In the concept phase we identified the main challenges and developed three concepts for the casing. In the next phase I was responsible for the embodiment of the casing surrounding the forearm and for exploring and testing 3d print possibilities.
09/2011 - 02/2012
Advanced Concept DesignABB offers a total solution of fast chargers for electric vehicles. For exploring the main target of lease drivers I developed a new service/product concept for highway and en-route chargers. The concept puts the focus on the user by improving the user experience by easier discoverability, improved feedback by sound and light, a roof for a dry spot and lighting in the dark and a personalised interface. I made a 1:1 model from cardboard to test visibility on the street and experience of standing next to it.
Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. Delft University of Technology
Faculty student council
09/2011 - 08/2012
09/2010 - 06/2011
09/2009 - 06/2010
2011 & 2012
Owee Courant photographerThe Owee is the introduction week for all new students of the Delft University of Technology. For the Owee courant, the daily published newspaper for all students, I photographed all events on several locations during the day and night. During the night I selected and edited photos to finish a new edition with the team of 5 other students to meet the deadline of the publisher.
2006 - 2015
Vakkenvuller & caissière
Delft University of Technology
09/2011 - 07/2014
Master of Science (MSc) , Integrated Product DesignSustainability electives:
Strategic & Sustainable Design
Sustainable Design Strategies for Product Development
Product Service Systems
Energy society and sustainability
Delft University of Technology
2007 - 2011
Bachelor of Science (BSc) , Industrial Design Engineering
Atheneum College Hageveld
2001 - 2007
Atheneum (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Dutch, English)
Speaking & writing
Guestblog for Circle Economy, 2014
Talk at Dutch Design Week. Paper on circular product design for PLATE conference, July 2015
- Product Development: concept design, CAD (surface modeling), prototyping
- Circular Economy & Sustainability
SoftwareAdobe Creative Suite