BACKGROUND
I am raised in a family of entrepreneurs. My dad, my mum and my grandpa had all their own, different, business. Living in a world surrounded by businesses makes me now see the bigger picture. I know what it takes to have a company, build up a company and deal with setbacks.
 
I love working with my hands. Since I was five years old I worked in the garden, in my mum's chocolate shop and build wooden things in our garage. Fifteen years later I still love to work with my hands. Creating something is for me not just the drawing and digital part. For me it is every step until you can touch and feel it. Designing gets me excited because when you have something in your head, you draw it, elaborate it and eventually built it. The building brings your whole idea to life and that is the part I definitely want to participate in.

The last thing is that I want to have an impact on life. With my designs, I want to change people. Change cities, urban places, buildings and homes to make people feel proud about themselves and their place. Make them enjoy their place!
Curriculum Vitae
Youp van der Weijde
Woerden, The Netherlands
Education
September 2020 - July 2021
Premaster Architecture, Delft university of technology
In premaster I learn how to develop innovative building projects that use design as a means to deal with the technical, social and spatial challenges in the built environment.
July 2020 
Certificate Individual Language Training English, Language institute Regina Coeli
Online English lessons for two weeks.
September 2017 - July 2020
Bachelor Industrial Design, Delft university of technology
In the bachelor I had, among other things, courses about form, experience, sustainability, business, culture, manufacturing, electronics and technology.
Honours Programme, Delft university of technology
I took, among other things, the courses Personal leadership and  public places.
September 2011 - July 2017
VWO, Kalsbeek College, Woerden
I took the Economy & society orientation with extra courses in arts and physics.

Work experience
January 2020 - August 2020
HUNC, Design agency
Designing to create a positive experience in urban life and an attractive city. Operating in the field of architecture and interventions in the public domain.
September 2019 - January 2020
Internship HUNC, Design agency
Designing to create a positive experience in urban life and an attractive city. Operating in the field of architecture and interventions in the public domain.
August 2018 - Present
Chocolate factory De Truffel, Social media
Responsible for creating content for social media Reaching the audience in a creative and real way.
June 2016 - Present
Chocolate factory De Truffel, Production
Creating promotion materials and catalogs for De Truffel. This consists of taking photos, editing in Photoshop and working in InDesign
July 2015 - Present
Chocolate factory De Truffel, Production work
Creating and inventing chocolate sculptures, chocolates and sweets. Handcrafted combined with the newest technologies like water cutting.
Details
Software
Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Solidworks, Hydro Process Design tool, Arduino, Sketchup, CAD, Wordpress, Rhino
Rolemodels
Oki Sato (Nendo), Francine Houben (Mecanoo), Daniel Arsham (Arsham Studio 3019), Bryan Donnelly (Kaws), Olafur Eliasson, Bjarke Ingels (BIG)
Interests
Industrial Design, Placemaking, Contemporary art, Architecture, Food, Triathlon and Soccer.

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