STUDIO FANNY HOFSTRA
Dutch Product Designer
After receiving a bachelor of design degree traveled outside the EU for over 10 months, while doing various volunteer jobs. Moved to the UK graduated as Master of Arts with distinction (cum laude) while receiving two design awards.
Over six years of design experience working for various companies in the Netherlands, China, and the Middle East. Worked for large and small brands as a graphic designer, product designer, freelancer, and design manager. Visiting many factories and fairs on a regular basis. Gained extensive knowledge of the entire design process from trend forecasts and research to various production development techniques towards the realization of complete design concepts, products, and collections.
Hard-working ambitious designer with the ability to create structure within chaos. With a hands-on mentality not afraid of challenges and thinking differently, exploring new ideas. Always eager to improve and learn something new. Work together and individually think strategically and sustainable working efficiently towards the best results.
Currently located and working as a product designer in the Netherlands. A selection of work is visible on this website.
Selection of companies collaborated with
DESIGN Skills and Experience
Design Experience: DESIGN RESEARCH, CONCEPT DESIGN, PRODUCT DESIGN, TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION SUPERVISION, GRAPHIC DESIGN, PACKAGING DESIGN, STYLING & PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY. DESIGN TEACHING
Computer Skills: Adobe Photoshop / Adobe Illustrator / Adobe Indesign / Solid Works / Sketchup / Rhinoceros / Adobe Premiere / Microsoft Word / Ms PowerPoint
Workshop Experience: 3D printing/laser cutting / CNC routing / Model making / Metal workshop / Wood workshop / Wood turning / Textile workshop / Silk screening / Felting / Plastic workshop / Vacuum forming / Foam prototyping / Ceramics / Photography.
Winner Third Place, 9th Mohammed Islam Design Competition 2017, WFTO Collaboration with HLHC and Tilingo Nepra – Fairtrade
Winner of Commended 2014 Star Award, Starpack 2014 Awards – UK – Packaging design contest (Individual)
Winner Bronze for the Creative Conscience Awards 2014 – UK – Collaboration project with multiple design disciplines