1976 Born in Klundert/Netherlands. 1994–2002 Studies at Delft University of Technology, 2002 Master of Science in Industrial Design Engineering. 2003–2005 Design consultant at PARK advanced design management Hamburg. Since 2005 Founder and freelancer at Material Stories, Hamburg. 2007 Teacher at the University of the Arts Bremen and Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. 2008 and 2010 Lecturer for fundamentals of design at the University of the Arts Bremen. 2010 Guest lecturer for fundamentals of design at Muthesius University in Kiel. 2011–2012 Lecturer at the Concordia Design Center, Poznań/Poland. 2008–2012 Lecturer at Academie Minerva, Groningen/Netherlands. Since 2012 Professor at BURG.