Prof. ir. Oberdorf, J.E.

Jos Oberdorf is Professor of Product Architecture Design at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.

Academic Background

Besides being part-time professor Product Architecture Design at the Design Engineering department, I’m managing partner at npk design, a product design consultancy that manages the entire process from strategy and ideation to engineering, prototyping and production support. I’m also founding partner of Yard9, a group of professional Dutch services providers focusing on the Turkish market and Denkstof, a multidisciplinary group of architecture related companies focusing on innovation in building.


TU Delft, Industial Design Engineering
Design Academy Eindhoven


  • 1987-1989
    Industrial designer, Philips Design Eindhoven
  • 1989-1998 
    Senior industrial designer, npk design Leiden
  • 1998-present 
    Managing partner, npk design Leiden

Secondary employment

npk design Leiden