Hi! I am Mariska Gilbers. I am studying Industrial Design at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Here you can find information about who I am, my professional Identity and Vision and some of my current and past activities. I love to sketch and I want to create good designs together with others.
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I am a creative and a patient person and I love to create things with my hands. From an early age, I always had a passion for drawing and painting. I would always strive for perfection in my works. Although many people sometimes view perfectionism as a difficulty, I personally think perfectionism is one of my strengths as a designer. It allows me to think of every detail within a design.
I am a designer who searches for the best way to communicate new ideas to others. I try to do this by sketching what is in my mind to quickly show my ideas. During sketching, I am able to come up with solutions for design problems. Within a group, I am always more a follower than a leader. I like to have clear instructions but also have room for creativity. I am very realistic which is convenient in projects. I can see whether an idea is achievable or just impossible to accomplish within a time period.
Something I love besides design, is music. I love to play music and practicing in orchestra’s learned me to work in a team. It is important to listen to each other, be patient and communicate to accomplish something beautiful. I find this also very important when working in group projects. I take pleasure in being proud of something I created with others. Currently I am doing a project in the health squad. I am researching a possible solution for premature babies to have more chance on survival. I am very excited to work on this project and I think it fits me because I would like to work on a problem that has a big impact on somebody’s life.
My vision is that through design, the quality of human life can be improved by focusing on things that really matter like health, relationships and happiness. In my opinion, some cases of innovation have caused health issues for people, made them less social and even less happy in life. These were never the initial goals of an innovation, but consequences that were not expected. I think it is a designer’s responsibility to provide innovation that brings good to the world, by taking into account different perspectives of people from different cultures and with different beliefs. A good design should serve people to make them feel better, both physically and mentally, without having negative