“I like to make things visual as quickly as possible”
Marlies Moltmaker finds all phases in the design process interesting, but her goal is to make it as visual as possible: “A sketch, a 3D model or a prototype; they are all ways to visualize an idea. I try to apply it in designing as quickly as possible; I’d like to call myself an 'Image maker'. It ensures that an idea doesn’t float in the air, but that you can stand around it with a group and point at it. It gives everyone a clear picture of what you are doing. You can touch it, and you can act on it.
Ever since my application procedure, it felt very familiar at Spark. I immediately felt at home in the team, because of the shared enthusiasm for design and the drive to make good products. I started in December, but it feels like I've been walking around here for months.
I am an integral designer. I like to experience the whole process with all the different skills. Concept development at the front, technical development in the middle, to finally deliver a ready-made product. And in this process there is so much to learn at Spark. I am impressed by the substantive specializations of all team members. Everything shows that there is a lot of in-depth knowledge about product design here, and I prefer to learn everything.
Always looking for improvement
My goal is to one day be at the ISPO (a sports products market in Germany) with my product; then I can retire. I have always had a strong affinity for sports and see many parallels between sports and design. Athletes and designers are similar types; they are curious, solution-oriented and always looking for improvement.
Personally I’d like to kitesurf, climb and mountain bike. Landing a trick, climbing a route or cycling a route feels like a problem you want to solve. It gives me the same feeling as when you come up with a cool solution.”
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