Exploring the future of Making

As a digital craftsman I explore the future of making through the use and development of digital manufacturing technologies.

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I'm Jori van der Kolk a

Hi, I am Jori van der Kolk, a passionate maker and digital craftsman. In my work, I explore the future of making by building and adapting digital fabrication machines. This journey started almost ten years ago when I used a 3D printer for the first time. Since then, I have worked on de development of new digital manufacturing technologies both in a commercial and research setting.

  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Master 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, electronic, and digital prototyping and can combine these three elements in my work. When my knowledge is lacking, I talk to experts and do a deep dive into the matter to bring my knowledge up to the required level.

Design research0%
Concept development0%
(scientific) Writing 0%
Prototyping (e.g. 3D printing, electronics)0%
Machine building0%
Programming (c++ / Structured text)0%
CAD (e.g. Fusion 360 & Rhino/Grasshopper)0%

My Experience as a Designer and Maker

Find more of my work experience on LinkedIn

  • 2022 - Present

    R&D | Vertico (vertico.xyz)

    Vertico is a leading concrete 3D printing developer based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. At Vertico, I am part of the R&D team working on their state-of-the-art concrete 3D printing system.

  • 2021 - 2022

    Graduate student | Terrestrial (terrestrial.construction)

    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.

  • 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!