Hi, and welcome to my portfolio website!

My name is Karla, I just finished studying product design in Amsterdam and I hope to be able to continue making beautiful and functional designs. I love to see ideas come to live and see how people react to them in different ways.

I like learning about new technologies and production techniques. 3D printing is a technique I find very interesting for example. I have my own 3D printer, which I love to experiment with.

Sustainability is also an important part of design for me. As a designer I can use sustainable materials but also try to make designs that make people more conscious about the environment. I learned a lot about sustainability during the minor ”Energy and Society” at Hanzehogeschool Groningen.

Apart from design, I also like playing the piano and travelling. I like seeing and experiencing new things, my internship in New York City was the perfect opportunity for this. Learning about design at the internship and exploring the crazy city in my free time. I love to cook as well, especially experimenting and coming up with new dishes. I am currently enrolled in an online course about science and cooking by Harvard to learn more about what happens during cooking on a molecular level, which is really interesting. Decorating the food and taking pictures of it is also something I enjoy, as you might see on my instagram feed below.