Joachim Beirens (1990, Bruges, BE)
From a very early age, I had a passion for things that move, always falling in love with the next mode of transportation: cars, boats or planes.
After finishing my BA in interior design, I really wanted to pursue a career in the transportation design industry, by first going to Milan to learn the car design basics and then doing my Masters at the Royal College of Art.
During my time in Italy, I completed the Car Design Tools Course at SPD, to learn the basics of car design.
After the course, I had the opportunity to do aN internship at Baolab, a creative design consultancy working for Major OEM’s and tier 1 suppliers, a fantastic company that taught me a lot about the automotive industry.
During my time at the RCA, I focussed on getting better at strategy and interior design, doing industry collaboration with SAIC amongst others. Trying to understand what autonomous mobility is in terms of functionality, aesthetics and UX.
My current focus is on tansportation interiors, CMF and UX; using digital design as my main tool (polygon modelling & VR)
Design Consultant (09/2017 - present) Faust&Mephistopheles
Colour & Trim intern (09/2014 - 03/2015) Baolab, Milano, IT
Master of Arts in Vehicle design (2015 - 2017), Royal College of Art, UK
Car design tools (2013 - 2014), Scuola Politecnica di Design, IT
Bachelor of Arts in Interior design (2009 - 2013), Luca School of arts, BE