Tom Simons - Creative Design

Curriculum vitae

Languages

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


Education

  • University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands (2010 - present)
  • Currently enrolled
  • Master Industrial Design Engineering, Track: Human Technology Relations.
  • Level 2 Triz user (2016)
  • Bachelor 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


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 - present)
    • 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 - present)


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

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