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Robert Sjang Josine van Dijk

07/03/1982, Heerlen
Sterkenburg 53-15
5653NC Eindhoven, The Netherlands


Experienced industrial design engineer (MSc) with broad technical experience in multidisciplinary and multicultural environments. Looking to work with a world class team on the newest innovative products or systems that improve people’s lives. Flexible, enthusiastic, creative innovator who has worked both in startup- and ODM (Original Design Manufacturer) environments creating high-tech consumer electronics products. Comfortable working with people in international contexts and rapidly adapting to changing situations, markets and requirements.

Relevant Experience

2009-Now Industrial Designer ~ Wistron/Polymer Vision B.V.
  • Industrial Designer, development of next-gen products with a rollable display, in collaboration with Wistron Taiwan
  • User Interface specification projects with external partner in Finland for next gen products
  • Mechanical design of mechanical prototypes for new products with a rollable display: CNC-milling and rapid prototyping at external partners; developing concepts (for instance foam models), CAD development and subcontracting prototypes and overseeing, supporting work
  • Modelling User Interfaces using Adobe Flash and Phidgets/Arduino electronic prototyping kits
  • For Technical University Eindhoven and Technical University Delft (NL); tutoring graduation students
  • IP writing (including searching, writing, reviewing, strategic analysis), new product geometries for rollable displays, mechanical constructions of devices and UI (6 patents in application)
  • Management design support; visualizing concepts, website development, graphic design of content for displaying on prototype displays
2007-2009 Conceptual Designer ~ Polymer Vision Ltd.
  • Creation of new mechanical concepts for products with flexible, rollable displays/screens
  • New product innovations strategic positioning, roadmapping
  • Managing User Interface concept project with Technical University Eindhoven,
  • Technical implementation project (mechanics) with VanBerlo studios, Eindhoven
  • IP creation on devices with a roll-out display, display driving & mechanical concepts
2007 Philips Polymer Vision, Graduation project technical University Eindhoven, NL
  • Graduated 31-8-2007, nominated for TU/e afstudeerprijs 2008 as best graduate of the faculty
  • Product designer and UI design, user research with Dutch Police (Helmond, Amsterdam, Eindhoven)
  • Mobile Information Companion for community police officers
  • Qualitative User Research, Conceptual Product Development
    Resulted in a working prototype with flexible display
2001-2006 Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e) Eindhoven, NL
Student Assistant, in different roles
  • Support for 3d Cad Modeling Package, Unigraphics
  • Faculty support staff, creating (student) manual for Unigraphics
  • Project Lumo, Interactive Light Logo for the University, with Philips Lighting
    link to lumo in my portfolio


2001-2007 MSc in Industrial Design Engineering ~ Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Eindhoven, NL
2004 6 Month Exchange Programme ~ Glasgow School of Art (GSA), Glasgow, PDES (Product Design)
  • Projects on security of secondary schools and asylum policy in the UK
2000-2001 Mechanical Engineering/Mashinenbau ~ RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany
  • Student Engineering (Maschinenbau), Technical University Aachen
  • Followed first year of this course, discontinued because of terminal illness of father and need for a career that beside the technical
    nature of the study also offered more creative space
1994-2000 High school ~ Sophianum Scholengemeenschap in ´t Heuvelland, Gulpen, NL
  • VWO, preparatory scientific education
  • 8 courses (7 required for degree): Dutch, English, Physics, Economy, Mathematics A, Mathematics B, Chemistry, Biology
2012 IP Searching Tools ~ Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs
  • Using IP as an instrument/source of inspiration for new concept development
2011 Solidworks PDM Enterprise Administrator – Cadmes Netherlands
  • Maintaining, managing company CAD data in centralised system, setup and support of the department system.
2009-Now Basic Chinese ~ Volksuniversiteit Eindhoven
  • Basic reading, speaking, and very basic writing in traditional character set
2008 Roadmapping ~ Philips CTT
  • Defining new concept development needs and aligning with company technology roadmaps
  • Planning product development to align with external market milestones
  • Managing company competences, technological development and product introductions as a whole

Extra Curricular

2008-Now Graphic Design ~ PlayAble, Dunquerque, France
  • Creation of promotional materials and flyers
  • A beautiful foundation that promotes physical activity for disabled children in developing countries
  • www.apaid.org

2001 – Now Member of the Board ~ Vereniging Oud Leerlingen Sophianum, VOLS, Gulpen, NL
  • Organizing yearly graduation day and reunion
  • www.vols.nl

2001-2002 Secretary of the Board ~ Study Association Lucid, Eindhoven, NL
  • Creation and foundation of new study association for Industrial Design Faculty
  • Arrangement of new bar and contracts with suppliers
  • www.lucid.id.tue.nl

2000 Mechanical Engineering Internship ~ Welzorg Revalidatietechniek, Geleen, NL
  • Technical Preparatory Internship for Engineering study at RWTH Aachen
  • Production Technical Skills (Welding, Milling, etc.) for company that prepares automobiles to be used by disabled persons
  • www.welzorg-auto.nl


Please contact me to get references (to prevent privacy concerns)


  • Sports: Cycling, Running and Handball (Past 15 years at local and university club –goalkeeper), Refereeing Handball (since 1998)
  • Travelling (South America 2008, Africa 2009)
  • Visiting Theatre and Music venues


*** Advanced skills ** Standard level * Basic knowledge


Dutch***, English***, German**, French*, Chinese (Mandarin, Traditional)*


Illustrator***, Photoshop***, Indesign***, Painter**


Solidworks***, Modo**, Maxwell**, Rhinoceros**, Unigraphics***


HTML***, CSS**, Flash AS3***, Java** , .NET (C#, C.Net)*, Android SDK*


Product Prototyping***, Mechanical Prototyping**, Electronics*