Hi, I am Jori van der Kolk. I am a passionate young designer who likes to explore the worlds of design and technology. I explore new ways of making by buidling and addapting digital fabrication machines to see what other things they can do. For the past four years, I have been actively involved with 3D printing through various roles. I have an active mindset, and I like to take on new challenges.
I have an explorative way of working in which I combine making, reflecting and research. By making and trying out different options I navigate my way through complicated design spaces. I am competent in physical, electronics, and digital prototyping and am able to combine these three elements in my work. When my knowledge lacks, I talk to experts and do a deep dive into the matter to bring my knowledge up to the required level.
In other words, the best marketing decision you can make is to have a product or business that fulfills a real and compelling need for a real and defined group of people — no matter how much tweaking and refining this takes.(c)
Last year, I started my own Research and Development company named Dark Matter Design. Dark Matter Design develops novel 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions for industry.
Vertico is a leading concrete 3D printing developer based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. At Vertico, I was part of the R&D team working on their state-of-the-art concrete 3D printer.
Next to my studies, I founded the film production company De Filmstudio together with Bart Bolluijt. We produced videos for the department of Industrial Design and other clients. See defilm.studio for our portfolio.
The UNID, was the magazine of Industrial Design in Eindhoven. For a year I got to lead this amazing team. Together we transitioned the magazine to an online magazine and started new endeavours like the UNID Pordcast.
Together with Assistan Professor Miguel Bruns I setup the Interactive Materiallity lab at Industrial design at the TU/e. The lab features a number of new making technologies, like food printers and bio-plastic printer.
At Better Future Factory, I got to work on a number of amazing projects involving 3D printing and plastic recycling. See betterfuturefactory.com for all their work.