Welcome. I am Jelte van Geest.

I am a designer, artist and craftsman.

Music: Alexandre Desplat - Night Train to Nebelsbad

My portfolio

Designs

A selection of my works of art and other designs. Sales information via e-mail.

Reflective

'Mind your head' - 2/3 for sale
Vestingval Elburg 2015

Toffelke

Coffee table with special frame.
Commissioned work 2016

Wibblie Wobblie

A robot with one assignment: keep on rolling from wall to wall.
2012

Jewelry box

Box inspired by the flowing lines of boats. Wooden matches.
2013

Zeliox

Mobile powersupply.
2016

Photography

A selection of my images, more available at flickr.com copyright jeltevangeest.nl 2017

Jelte


I am Jelte van Geest (33) and studied after the VWO (pre-university education) one year at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht (art college). In 2003 I am admitted to the Design Academy in Eindhoven. During my study I had my intership at NPK Design in Leiden, where I widened my knowledge and gained work experience. In 2007 I graduated in the department of Man&Activity. After my study I worked as a furniture designer for a large furniture manufacturer.

In my playful and surprising designs, form and mechanics go hand in hand. My work is functional and practical, but with a twist. I think design can forge an alliance between user and product. A design is not only an object which makes life easier or more beautiful, it should also trigger an experience, tell a story or give information.




The region Eindhoven is the place I live and work. In my workshop I am constantly working on new designs. My work has been exhibited in various galleries, such as the Salone del Mobile in Milan, the Design Museum in Holon, Israel and during Vestingval Elburg 2015.






Education


2003-2007
Design Academy Eindhoven
Graduation at Man & Activity


2002-2003
Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht
Basic year


1996-2002
Da Vinci College Leiden
VWO nature & health

Work experience


2014- ~
Brover Commercial Vehicle Interior
Designer of products in and around commercial vehicles.

2008-2013
Furniture manufacturer
Designer of furniture. From chair to sofa and from lounge chair to table.


2006
NPK Industrial Design
Internship

Skills


Design
Drawing, sketching
Making models, prototype
Photography

Software
Catia V5, Autodesk Inventor
Google Sketchup
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator

Languages
Dutch
English
German



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