Bart Gortworst

Industrial Product Designer


About me

My name is Bart Gortworst, 24 years old, born in the Netherlands and raised on the island of Rarotonga.
Since early childhood I was always interested in how things work and function, taking apart anything I could get my hands on. 
This curiosity transformed into a desire to create, make and design. I enjoy playing guitar (built two), like to ride motorcycles (built three) and am a big football fan. 

Working in a team, creating ideas and solutions together is one of the best experiences.
During my working experience I was lucky enough to work alongside some of the best people creating amazing new ideas, concepts and products.

All work shown is produced by myself, ideation and problem solving was often done with a small group.

Bilingual fluency in both English and Dutch.

Work Experience

Feb. 2017 - Jul. 2017 / Billund, dk

Creating a new play experience by designing unique play elements that fits in the Lego system.

Design work covered the full process from research, concept generation, 3D modeling and renderings to final design solution delivery. 

Adapting and optimizing the design to create an intuitive product with strong consideration for production and durability. Developing using quick simple prototyping and 3D modelling with 3D printing. Using different materials and mechanical solutions to simplify mechanical function and improve durability.

Feb. 2016 - Jul. 2016 / Billund, dk

Creating the play experiences of tomorrow, working in a team of designers, developers, engineers and artists.

I worked on finding new ideas with research, ideation and teamwork, realising concepts using rapid prototyping methods. Working with quick cut and glue technicques combined with state of the art 3D printing and lasercutting technologies to test and reiterate the concepts. Focussing on the function of the idea and optimising for the Lego brand vision. 

During the internship I designed concepts of mulitple new exciting elements currently in the LEGO product range. 

I created the play method of an exhiting new theme, currently in development.

Sep. 2014 - Feb. 2015 / Arnhem, nl

My task as a second-year design student was to create new concepts and provide support for the main design team. 

I did research for production methods to create 3D products using alternative techniques, preventing the need for expensive molds. Based on my research I designed new concepts showing the potential of these techniques, utilizing their versatility to create flexible designs. From these ideas devorm launched a range of new interior products for professional spaces. 

For the 2014 Orgatec design fair I worked on designing the exhibition stand for devorm.


Sep. 2013 - Dec. 2017 / Arnhem, nl

HAN University of applied sciences 

Combining practical technical knowledge, with design, ergonomics and business administration. Shifting focus between; Production-oriented design, Market-oriented design, Customizable design and Integral design.

Sep. 2016 - Jan. 2017 / arnhem, nl

HAN University of applied sciences

Specialization course focused on lightweight construction. Using material knowledge and mechanical properties too design strong lightweight structures. Strong focus on the properties, production and benefits of composite materials.


Design: Research • Ideation • Idea sketching • Sketch renders • Concept development • Iterating • 3D CAD design • Engineering • Production methods • Material knowledge • 3D Rendering • Testing • Presenting

Prototyping: Concept mock ups • Technical functionality • Hands-on prototyping • Rapid prototyping • 3D printing • Laser-cutting • Simplifying functionality • Engineering

Tools: Illustrator • Photoshop • InDesign • Microsoft Office • Sketchbook pro • Solidworks • Keyshot • Autodesk Inventor • Siemens NX-9 • Rhinoceros 3D

CAD: Highly proficient with SolidWorks and Keyshot, extensive experience with Siemens NX9. Basic knowledge with Inventor, Rhino and Abaqus.

Language: Fluent in both English and Dutch.


Check out my work

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