Our people

We believe in working with a large and diverse network to bring in a full range of skills, capabilities, thoughts and ideas to the table that benefits our clients businesses.

Founder and Managing Partner

Guido Jilderda

Creative partner

Frans van Hout

Sr. Associate Culture

Dorothy van der Laan

Sr. Associate Technical

Frank Groot

Sr. Associate Business

Dr. Jochen Barth

Sr. Associate Organisation

Satya Rao Pasi

Academic Partner University of Utrecht

Prof. Dr. Erik Stam

Young Innovators

We consider our team of young innovators as our most valuable asset. They add enormous value for our clients and – at the same time – ask the right questions, guide us to novel solutions and make sure that we never ever get a chance to “fall asleep at the wheel”. They’re also the living proof of the world class quality of Dutch Design, as taught at our Technical Universities and Design Academies.

Industrial Product Design (BA)

Sander Kuin

Industrial Design (MSc)

Veerle Wijshoff

Industrial Product Design (BA)

Denny Blokland

Arts & Design (BA)

Heleen Overbeek

Industrial Design (MSc)

Maarten Smit

Industrial & Interaction Design (MSc)

Jesse Beem

Industrial Product Design (BA)

Claartje Ketelaars

Industrial & Interaction Design (MSc)

Manon Barendse

Industrial Design (MSc)

Marieke Acquoy

Industrial Product Design (BA)

Celeste Scharrenberg Arcos

Business Innovation (BA)

Marly Minten (Intern)

BUSINESS INNOVATION (BA)

Leonie Koppes (Intern)

Industrial & Interaction Design (MSc)

Eva de Bruijn (research intern)

Industrial & Interaction Design (MSc)

Avital Zandvliet (research intern)

Business partners

VANBLEND is proud to team up with the following partners in order to bring in a full range of skills, capabilities, thoughts and ideas to the table that benefits our clients businesses.

Total Identity

The oldest and largest Dutch Design firm, specialized in corporate identity.

Management Scope

The unique publishing platform to connect with all Dutch C-level executives.

Themis Company

Turning change into progress through (financial) restructuring, turnarounds and interim management.

NR6

An agency that takes activation of brands and innovations to the next level.

PA Consulting Group

Global player in technology, innovation and strategy consulting.