Exploring the future of Making

I am a creative technologist, interested in digital manufacturing and the future of making.

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I'm Jori van der Kolk a

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.

  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Coffee, Reading, Writing, Making, Technology

Some of the skills I developed over the past years as an Industrial Designer.

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.

Design research90%
Concept development85%
(scientific) Writing 70%
Prototyping (e.g. 3D printing, electronics)90%
Programming (java/c++)80%
CAD (e.g. Fusion 360)85%

The projects I am most proud of

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My Experience as a Designer and Maker

  • 2021 - Current

    Graduate student | Terrestrial (terrestrial.constucion)

    Terrestrial develops a 3D printer for earth construction. Within the company I was the driving force behind the development of the machine, being responsible for the electrical and mechanical design.

  • 2020 - 2021

    R&D | Vertico (vertico.xyz)

    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.

  • 2017 - 2021

    Producer & co-Founder | De Filmstudio

    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.

  • 2019 - 2020

    Editor in Chief | UNID magazine

    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.

  • 2018 - 2020

    Student assistent | Materiality Lab TU/e

    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.

  • 2018 - 2019

    Design Intern | Better Future Factory

    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.

Let's meet up for coffee

I'm always up for a good conversation over coffee, so let's meet up!