Hellen Westerhof

Basic

Partnerin / Gesellschafterin, CEO & Founder Hellen Westerhof GmbH, Hellen Westerhof GmbH

Abschluss: Diplom, Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Skills

Produktdesign
Design Thinking
Industriedesign
Interior Design
Packaging
Exhibition design
Biodesign
Lehrauftrag
Product Design
Industrial Design
Bionik
Tätigkeit als Dozentin
Messestandplanung
Design
Gestaltung

Timeline

Professional experience for Hellen Westerhof

  • Current 6 months, since Aug 2021

    CEO & Founder BLONDEBOX

    BLONDEBOX

    Full-service Packaging Production for Creative and Luxury brands. Sustainable Materials – Made in Germany.

  • Current 2 years and 4 months, since Oct 2019

    University Lecturer – Strategic Product Design & Innovation (74 students)

    Fachhochschule Südwestfalen

    Strategic basics of product design in form, function and aesthetics. Content: design theory lectures, design modeling // Department of design and project management

  • Current 5 years and 2 months, since Dec 2016

    University Lecturer – BioDesign & BioMaterials (8 students)

    University of Applied Sciences Saarbrücken

    We are setting up the biggest Biomaterial library! Contemporary bionic design projects with my students for: 2020 // Biodesign Challenge, New York City 2017 // Biodesign Challenge, New York City / Our project Eco Coral got sponsored by Villeroy&Boch, Festo and BEN. Shown at the BDC Summit at MoMA NYC and School of Visual Arts NYC.

  • Current 10 years, since Feb 2012

    CEO & Founder Hellen Westerhof GmbH

    Hellen Westerhof GmbH

    Hellen Westerhof is a German-born, Dutch and Austrian national, product designer, entrepreneur and university lecturer living in Luxembourg City and Frankfurt am Main. In 2021, she founded BLONDEBOX, a brand that designs plastic and toxin-free packaging made in Germany for creative and luxury brands. She teaches design, contemporary bionic design and design strategy at University of Applied Sciences Saarbrücken and South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences.

  • 4 months, Apr 2018 - Jul 2018

    University Lecturer – Innovation Management & Product Design (26 students)

    bgba - Brüder Grimm Berufsakademie, Hanau - Innovation & Design dual studieren!

    Teaching design & visual communication for a team of Design Management, Product Design and Innovation Management students.

  • 2 years, Jan 2015 - Dec 2016

    Creative Direction & Brand Performance Luigi Colani

    Luigi Colani, Shanghai

  • 4 months, Nov 2011 - Feb 2012

    Teaching Assistant

    HfG Offenbach
  • 6 months, Sep 2011 - Feb 2012

    Brand Strategy

    PETER SCHMIDT GROUP
  • 1 year and 1 month, Sep 2004 - Sep 2005

    Designer Luigi Colani

    Luigi Colani, Germany

    Designerin, Meisterschülerin Luigi Colani

Educational background for Hellen Westerhof

  • 1 year and 4 months, Dec 2017 - Mar 2019

    Psychologie (Lehramt)

    Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

    Zertifikat Hochschullehre: Entsprechend den Kopenhagener Richtlinien mit insgesamt 21 ECVET-Punkten zertifiziert (Modul 1 = 9 ECVET, Modul 2 = 3 ECVET, Modul 3 = 9 ECVET). Diese Punkte entsprechen den ECTS-Punkten und dokumentieren die berufliche Weiterbildung.

  • 1 year, Sep 2010 - Aug 2011

    Postrgraduate Studies // Aufbaustudium

    Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main

    Kooperationsprojekte // Cooperation with Siemens and Peter Schmidt Group (BBDO) Frankfurt

  • 7 years, Oct 2003 - Sep 2010

    Product Design Studies // Produktgestaltung

    Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main

Languages

  • German

    First language

  • English

    Fluent

  • French

    Basic

  • Italian

    Basic

  • Dutch

    First language

Wants

Produktdesign
Design Thinking
Industriedesign
Interior Design
Packaging
Exhibition design
Biodesign
Lehrauftrag
Product Design
Industrial Design
Professur
Bionik
Tätigkeit als Dozent
Messestandplanung
Design
Gestaltung

Interests

Neue Technologien
Produkt Innovationen
Corporate Design
Design Kommunikation
Neue Medien
Fotografie
Literatur
Architektur
Fashion
Accessoires
Color & Material

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