• Discover, develop, and articulate your Designer's Identity

    "As a design educator, I often meet very promising young people. Many of them have great skills and show great character - yet somehow they seem to experience difficulties in expressing these qualities. That is why we have developed a program aiming to discover, develop, and articulate the individual and personal qualities of design juniors.

     

    I love that many professional designers and academics are supporting us in this leap towards renewed education! Together, we love to share our enthusiasm for the emerging field of design. Find some of them below!"

     

    Feel free to reach out!

     

    Jens Gijbels

    Head of Education

    jens@fundamentalsacademy.nl

    +31 6 2843 5640

  • The team!

  • Setting Culture & LIFE COACHING

    Francine Groenewoud-Knüppe

    Life Coach

    Jens Gijbels

    Program Owner

  • FIELD OF DESIGN & COMPLEXITY

    Christa van Gessel

    Design Researcher

    Erwin Elling

    Strategic Design

    Karianne Rygh

    Product Designer

  • Moral COMPASS & NARCISSIST

    Jacob Alkema

    Product Designer

    Melanie Kandelaars

    Product Developer

    Jorik Elferink

    Design Coach