meet our design team

As design team we are driven by developing innovative products that solve real problems for people: in their sports, in their jobs, at home or when curing illness.

experienced and personal

Our design team provides the support that you need. The team has the expertise to recognise the best design direction in hundreds of sketches.

Our senior designers will help you make decisions and know all about product design, ergonomics, engineering and manufacturing.

menno
senior industrial designer

menno kroezen

Menno is leading very demanding innovation projects. He loves the challenge to find the sweet spot each time through an iterative process with regards to ergonomics, aesthetics, interaction and manufacturability. He has a lot of experience with bike design and development.

He is passionate about cycling and mountain biking.

Experience
Over 14 years of professional experience, worked earlier for NPK Design, Brabantia and Squease.

Education
Master in Industrial Design at Royal College of Art and the Design Academy Eindhoven.

rik
senior design engineer

rik verkerk

Rik serves our clients with industrial design engineering and high-end product development and leads large design projects. The combination of functional quality and design is what appeals to him. The challenge to find sustainable solutions for technical challenges, which suit within the design vision, triggers him to develop himself day by day.

He is passionate about technology and mountain biking.

Experience
Over 13 years of professional experience, worked earlier for NPK Design.

Education
Industrial Product Design at The Hague University, Mechanical Engineering.

maria
senior human factors

maria kouzmina

Maria serves our clients and design team with research. Her research is partly general into new materials, human behaviour, nature inspired solutions, circular opportunities. And partly project driven into ergonomics and experience design.

She is passionate about nature, diving and swimming.

Experience
Over 15 years of professional experience in research and design processes.

Education
State University of Saint Petersburg, Social Psychology OpenUniversity, circular economy at the Delft University of Technology.

senior industrial designer

jorrit roos

Jorrit is a social and passionate senior designer with a solid technical- and creative background. Based on his knowledge and previous experience as leader of design- and innovation processes, together with his industrial design and creative skills, he brings value to future solutions that matter.

He is passionate about road cycling and urban mobility.

Experience
Over 13 years of professional experience, worked earlier for NPK and Reggs Design.

Education
Integrated Product Design at the Delft University of Technology.

andreas
ceo & engineer

andreas knol

Andreas develops Alskar as a firm and is the first point of contact for our clients. He ensures that all design processes improve continuously, with a focus on bikes, sports and medical products. He loves design that contributes to improvements in people’s lives and is heavily involved in high-end bicycle development.

He is a passionate mountain biker and rides a lot in Croatia, having a broad experience in bike testing and development.

Experience
About 20 years of professional experience in innovation, design and product development.

Education
Product Vision at Delft University of Technology, Business Administration at Hanze University, Design Engineering at NHL University, Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Catalyst

industrial designer

dorien van alphen

Dorien serves our clients with industrial design, creating outstanding product concepts and innovative solutions. Her strength lies with her abilities of abstract and conceptual thinking. This expresses itself in her approach to unravelling complex design problems, as well as management of the creative process.

She is passionate about sustainable initiatives, arts, cycling and kite surfing.

Experience
Multiple years of professional experience, worked earlier for Dent IOT, Promolding and EDS.

Education
Integrated Product Design at the Delft University of Technology.

industrial design engineer

pieter stol

Pieter always tries to find elegant holistic solutions for complex problems, considering the entire life-cycle of a product. Not afraid for a challenge and always eager to learn new skills.

He is passionate about restoring an old Mercedes and playing the contra bass.

Experience
Multiple years of professional experience, worked before at Aito and Wolk.

Education
Integrated Product Design at the Delft University of Technology.

laurens
industrial design engineer

laurens bos

Laurens serves our clients with industrial design, innovative solutions and great product engineering skills. He continuously searches for solutions and improvements, that help to make the world more beautiful for people.

He is passionate about kite surfing and mountain biking.

Experience
Multiple years of professional experience at Alskar Design, worked earlier for Paco Raphael and interned at Johnny Loco Bikes.

Education
Industrial Design Engineering at the Amsterdam University.

discuss your project
We help our clients to be able to offer beautiful, innovative products. From the first initial idea till manufacturing. How can we help you?

partners

Where we feel it would help us to do a better job on a project, we may bring in collaborators to help us. Mostly these contractors are working in the field of product testing, product certification, electronics, software, manufacturing and assembly. We do not work with freelance industrial designers on our projects, all the design work is being done by our core design team.

Confidentiality of project and client information is important, so when contractors need access to confidentical information, they will need sign a mutual NDA with us and will receive only small bits of project information that is specifically relevant to them.

educational cooperation

We cooperate with universities, higher educational institutions and their students in Europe, like the TU Delft, Universidada da Coruna, Politecnico di Milano, Hochschule Pforzheim, UTBM, Hochschule Coburg, l’École de design Nantes Atlantique, Hogeschool Rotterdam, Strate, Ecole de Design à Sèvres & Paris, ISD Valenciennes, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten and UPV Universitat Politècnica de València.

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