Rik van der Laan

Concept Designer

Rik is a multidisciplinary designer from the Netherlands. Dividing his attention between Design, Art, Sports and Travelling. His biggest interests within design are to create work with experiential, immersive, artistic and playfull characters. Work that borders between art, design and simple fun.



2012/2017 - Msc 'Design for Interaction' - Delft University of Technology
2013 - Ma 'Environmental Art' - Aalto University
2011 - Minor in Animation - Faculty of Architecture
2008/2011 - Bsc 'Industrial Design Engineering' - Delft University of Technology
2007/2008 - Bsc 'Industrial Design' - Eindhoven University of Technology
1999/2007 - VWO N+T/N+G - Udens College

Work Experience

2018 - Creative Designer - Playground Centre in Wanganui, New Zealand
Creative Designer and 3D Visualizer for a Playground and Play Equipment Manufacturer.
Responsible for the translation of design briefs into a variety of viable concepts for the future.

2010/2017 - Sports Instructor and supervisor - Rik van der Laan Workshops / Bungy Jump Holland / Action Events
Providing workshops and lesson programs in Slacklining, Tricking, Freerunning and Circus activities
Supervision of Freefall jumping, Bungy Jumping and more extreme activities


Creative thinking
Ambiguous thinking
Strong brainstorming capabilities
Paper Sketching
Digital sketching (2D and 3D)
Research insights


Mention in the book Future Museum Experience Design: Crowds, Ecosystems and Novel Technologies (2018) by Arnold P. O. S. Vermeeren, Licia Calvi and Amalia Sabiescu. for my work on 'The Hidden Gems Project'