Hi, I am Ane
I am 27 years old and I come from the Basque Country (Spain). I started living in Delft (The Netherlands) when I began the Master's Degree 'Design for Interaction' at the TU Delft, in February 2019. Before that, I studied a Bachelor's Degree 'Engineering in Industrial Design and Product Development' in the Mondragon Faculty of Engineering, in Mondragon (Spain).
I am fluent in English; starting at the age of 8 I followed classes at a language school and have lived with families in the UK and the USA. I have always been drawn to international cultures and knew that I wanted to develop part of my education and professional life in an international context.
Coming to study in The Netherlands, I have learned another approach to design, I have grown to be more independent and to manage my own work and life in a more structured manner, I've met and learned from other people... I also speak Dutch, and have been working on a fully dutch environment for the past year and a half. I want to keep improving my language skills to fully immerse myself in Dutch culture and be able to interact with natives.
In the past year, thanks to the experiences brought to me through my Master's studies, I've developed as a person and as a professional. Even though I come from a technical and product focused background, I have grown more and more interested in user- and society-centered design. At the moment, I am highly motivated to learn more about Social Design, Behavioural Change and Sustainability.As a designer, I aim to be someone who puts people's needs and concerns first. I want to use my designer skills to find a better solution to the big problems our society faces; global warming, racism, gender inequality, elderly care, consumerism... But also the ones in a smaller scale. I want to work together with the users, with the people, because they're the experts of their own lives. This is something I've learned as part of my education and the projects I've worked on. Giving them power to express themselves and envision the future how they'd like it to be, is the only way to create services/systems that meet their needs and answer to real problems.
As a person, I'm cheerful and always ready to help the people around me. I love travelling, and never leave my camera behind when I do so. I am also enthusiastic about all kinds of DIY projects, I enjoy building and making things with my own hands: making a plant stand, knitting, building models... In my free time, I also illustrate using my digital tablet and enjoy everything involving graphic design. I am passionate about my plants, taking care of them and seeing them grow.I like staying active by exercising every week. Dancing and singing to the music I love also make me feel joy.
I also try to take part in workshops or cases related to design, or take up online courses to learn new skills like video editing, animating...
I've also been a member of the GreenTU committee, from my university, where we tried to encourage people to live a more sustainable life by organising events, activities and lectures. I am trying to be more sustainably conscious myself too, by changing small things in my everyday life and paying more attention to the things I consume.
● Adobe Illustrator ● Adobe Photoshop● Adobe InDesign
● iMovie● Adobe Premiere Pro● Adobe After Effects
● Rhinoceros ● SolidWorks● Siemens NX● AutoCAD
● KeyShot● VRay
I have just graduated from the Design for Interaction Master at the Industrial Design Engineering Faculty at the Technical University of Delft. You can read about my graduation project here!
4 year Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design and Product Development Engineering at the University of Mondragon (Spain)
During the 3rd year of my BSc, I studied in the Eindhoven University of Technology, in the Innovation Sciences faculty
2022/now | Social Designer at Garage2020
2022/2023 | ENERGE project at the TU Delft
2022/2022 | Graphic Designer: Talent100 program
2021/2022 | Empowering professionals to talk about sexual abuse
2020/2021 | Internship at WEP Circular
2021 | Student Assistant: Prototyping for Interaction & Participation
2020/2021 | GreenTU Committee
2016/2017 | Manufacturing process control assistant (SAP)
2014/2017 | Voluntary work: support lessons to immigrants
I always aim to work closely with the user, and together with them identify issues and find solutions to the problems.
I'm an enthusiastic and cheerful person and worker. I am hard working and like to dedicate to work, but I also like work to be fun and enjoyable.
Team work experience
Always ready to help my teammates when they need it
Comfortable with leadership positions and good at taking initiative
Structured and organized
I always aim high, and I am optimistic about the outcomes. This makes me push myself harder in the projects, aiming to always achieve a bit more.
Quick at grasping new methods and working with new tools
Good at problem solving
High capacity of visualising multiple solutions to a problem
Good at idea mapping
Critically evaluate and reflect on my own work, aiming for the best outcome
Hard working and demanding towards myself and those I work with
Fuzzy front end
Good at dealing with the fuzzy front end of the design process, where there's a lot of uncertainty. Skilled at ideating based on varied insights.
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