Jeppe Groen

About me

Hi, welcome to my portfolio! My name is Jeppe Groen. I am an Industrial Design student at Eindhoven University of Technology, I just finished the first year of my master. On this website, you can find previous design projects I have done as well as a description of my identity and vision as a designer.

Jeppe Groen

Professional Identity

I am a creative person, as well as a technical person. I like to solve problems with smart, technological solutions. I can come up with innovative ideas and concepts, and I can put this into a concrete design. I also have technical insight; I can think of how a product can be realized and how to conceptualize an idea using technology.

I like to make—and get inspired by—designs that are functional, have tangible interaction, and are aesthetically pleasing. I like making electronic music, so I would love to design new products that help people to make music in a new, easy way. That could be in the form of new electronic musical instruments for example. I always want to finish my work to the best of my ability, and I like to improve the smaller details. I can work organized and like to work on bigger projects.

In the future, I would like to become a designer who invents new tangible and interactive products and systems that are fun to use. I want to think of creative ideas and design aesthetically pleasing products, but I also want to come up with the technical aspects and make them function properly.


The word design has a broad definition, it can have a different meaning for everyone. In general, I think of design as a tool to enable humans to express themselves, help them fulfill their goals, or make their tasks easier to execute. Technology and design can open new opportunities and spark new ideas that would not have existed otherwise. I believe that almost every design can be thought of as a 'tool' in one way or another.

I would like to create tools that help people to be more creative and express themselves creatively. I think that having fun and being happy are some of the main goals in life and being able to express creativity plays a big part in achieving this. Making music is a source of happiness for me, so I would love to design for music and musicians to enable them to create music in new ways. This helps them to do something that they could not have done without the design.

As technology has advanced in the last decades, user interfaces have shifted from physical devices to digital screens. Displays allow for a lot more versatility in interfaces, but the interaction it provides is lacking. I believe that tangible user interfaces provide a natural, intuitive interaction, are efficient to use, and provide an enhanced user experience, especially in music-making. Therefore, I hope to see tangible user interfaces incorporated more frequently in design in the future.

I envision a future where design enables humans to do things that are now considered hard to do, or even impossible. It might even allow us to do things that no one has even thought about doing yet. The rapid rate at which new technology is developed allows for this, but new creative ideas are the other part of the equation. Nowadays, products are still designed to be practical, but I believe that designing for fun will become more prevalent in the future.