Jurre is passionate about innovation projects because he enjoys creating new solutions. In this process he aims on making the world better and more beautiful.
During his career Jurre learned that finding solutions works best when you work as a team containing individuals who hold expertise in different areas. He holds a broad perspective regarding the intended goal of the product, how it should look and the most efficient way to get to a great end product.
Communication is key for Jurre. He makes sure all members of the team are well informed regarding the project. His experience shows this works best with clear and concise information, often presented in a visual way. Jurre always makes sure that the team understands the assignment and task at hand. This is achieved through regular check-ins, even with members who hold a small stake of the project. This way he makes sure everyone is on the same page and is able to keep up.
‘EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IS KEY’
Jurre is ambitious and involved, regarding the project as well as the colleagues he works with. He makes sure the team holds the end goal in mind which ensures effective teamwork. If this is done properly every individual is able to bring their expertise to the table. Jurre always remains calm and creates structure for the team, resulting in a highly effective team.
Jurre is an analytical thinker, gets to the point, knows the steps to get towards the goal and keeps his eye on the big picture. When things don’t go as expected, he is able to switch course and steer the team towards better directions leading to new solutions.
Jurre studied industrial design at TU Delft, but completed his studies in the United States, where he graduated in the development of economy class aircraft seats. After his studies he worked in Wales as a senior and lead designer in the aircraft industry.
Afterwards Jurre returned to the Netherlands in 2018, with the goal to develop across different subjects. He went to work for an all-round design agency, where he led multidisciplinary teams in several product development projects. This included strategy and creating first drafts al the way towards an end product. Here he learned what it takes to develop a really good product.
The years abroad taught Jurre to learn with curiosity and be flexible regarding changes while remaining true to himself. ‘In other cultures things are done in a slightly different way and that works as well.’ Jurre likes flexibility and is averse to rigid thinking. “There are so many ways to get from A to B. Ultimately, it’s about choosing the approach that best suits the project.”