Ir. Ruiter, A.C.

Anna Ruiter is a design coach at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, focussing mainly on Design for Healthcare, Mobility, Design Aesthetics and Digital fabrication (3D printing, lasercutting, CNC milling), including making prototypes.

Academic Background

Anna Ruiter is a 'teacher of practice' at Industrial Design Engineering and founder of design studio 'Anna Ruiter'. 

She did her graduation project at Philips Design, designing a communication tool to make the Design Probes valuable as a source of inspiration for the internal design community of Philips Design. The Design Probes were a 'far future' research program aimed at understanding lifestyle post 2020. This included developing future scenarios (narratives) and accompanying concepts (provocations), aimed at challenging conventional thinking and stimulating debate inside and outside of Philips Design.

After graduating she started her own design studio, where she focusses on creating inspiring and innovative concepts, mostly with digital fabrication methods such as 3D printing, lasercutting and CNC milling. Designs range from jewelry, to furniture, but also interior designs and are usually made in small series or custom designs.


  • 2000 – 2010
    Bachelor Industrial Design Engineering + Master Design for Interaction, Delft University of Technology


  • 2010 – present
    Owner/designer at Anna Ruiter design studio
  • 2007 – present
    Teacher of practice, Delft University of Technology, faculty of Industrial Design Engineering
  • 2013 – 2018
    Board member designers association DelftDesign
  • 2008 – 2009
    Internship at the Philips Design Probes 
  • 2007 – 2008
    Chairman and founding member BlueDot

Lectures/coaches students on

  • Design process + methodology (Bachelor: BFP)
  • Design Aesthetics + prototyping (Master electives: Zen Design, Memetic Product Design, BlueDot Design Competition)
  • Mobility & Transport (Minor: Future Mobility Design - Master elective: Automotive 3D)
  • Healthcare (Bachelor elective: Health - Master course: ACD ergonomics expert)
  • Graduation Projects (Mentor)

Secondary employment

Tjielp Design - Design studio Anna Ruiter