Curriculum vitae

Employment

  • KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines (May 2019 - May 2020)
  • Interaction designer at KLM Digital Studio. Worked on several VR projects for internal use. The VR products are used to train KLM employees of different departments.


Education

  • University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands (2010 - 2018)
  • Master of Science in Industrial Design Engineering (2018)
  • Master Industrial Design Engineering, Track: Human Technology Relations.
  • Thesis: Interaction Design for Porfessional Virtual Reality Applications. Completed for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

  • Level 2 Triz user (2016)

  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design (2015)
  • Thesis: Interface redesign for the use of Microsoft PixelSense in combination with peripheral VR-devices.

  • Gymnasium-Apeldoorn, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. (2004 - 2010)
  • VWO Degree (2010)
  • Profile: Nature and Technology
  • Profile: Nature and Health

  • Cambridge ESOL; FCE: First Certificate in English (2007)
  • Grade: A

  • Cambridge ESOL; CAE: Certificate in Advanced English (2009)
  • Grade: A


Languages

  • Dutch (native)
  • English (fluent)
  • German (basic)


Skills

  • Software
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Flash
  • Unity
  • Autodesk Maya
  • DS Solidworks
  • Autodesk 3d Studio Max

  • Programming languages
  • C++
  • C#
  • HTML / CSS
  • PHP
  • Java
  • Actionscript


Extracurricular activities

  • Board experience
  • Spring Agora Enschede; Foundation International Conferences Enschede (ICE) (May 2016 - October 2017)
  • Organising a conference for 800 international students between the 23rd and 28th of May 2017. As president, end responsible for the realisation.
  • Board XXVII; AEGEE-Enschede (September 2012 - September 2013)
  • Board member of a 450-member student association. Position: Treasurer & Vice-President.

  • Committee experience
  • Advisory Board; AEGEE-Enschede (September 2014 - September 2017)
  • Advising the board of AEGEE-Enschede on policy matters.

  • Audit commission; AEGEE-Enschede (September 2013 - September 2017)
  • Supervising the treasurer and finances of AEGEE-Enschede.

  • Audit commission; Foundation Sociëteit Asterion (September 2012 - September 2017)
  • Supervising the treasurer and finances of Foundation Sociëteit Asterion.

  • Chairperson of the Agora/EPM; AEGEE-Europe (November2014 - October 2016)
  • Chairing the general assemblies (800 participants) and planning meetings (400 participants) of AEGEE-Europe.

  • Board Selection Commission; AEGEE-Enschede (Januari 2015 - September 2015)
  • Conducting job interviews for applicants for board of AEGEE-Enschede for the term 2015 - 2016.

  • Mediation commission; AEGEE-Europe (November 2013 - November 2014)
  • Responsible for mediating and resolving conflicts between the different branches of AEGEE-Europe. Acting as an ombudsman for privacy issues.

  • 25th anniversary committee; AEGEE-Enschede (May 2011 - July 2012)
  • Responsible for organising activities during the 25th anniversary year of AEGEE-Enschede. As treasurer, responsible for the committee’s finances.

  • PromoTeam; AEGEE-Enschede (November 2010 - January 2014)
  • Responsible for PR strategy of AEGEE-Enschede and assisting with creating promotional material.
  • Member (November 2010 - March 2011)
  • Secretary(March 2011 - February 2012)
  • President(February 2012 - September 2012)
  • Board responsible(September 2012 - September 2013)
  • Member (September 2013 - January 2014)

  • Supervisory board; foundation International Conferences Enschede (ICE) (November 2013 - November 2014)
  • Supervising the board of foundation ICE. From the 16th until 25th of May 2014, the foundation organised a Euopean School: a training event for 20 people.

  • Member of AEGEE-Academy (June 2013 - September 2018)
  • Training members of AEGEE and partner NGO’s in soft skills. Expertese includes PR, design, finances, team dynamics, motivation, and communication.
  • Junior trainer (June 2013 - February 2014)
  • Trainer (February 2014 - September 2018)

© 2013 – 2021 Tom Simons | Contact