Prof. ir. Erp, J. van

Jeroen van Erp was Professor of Concept Design at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering from 2016 to 2021.

Academic Background

Jeroen van Erp graduated from the faculty Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology in 1988. In 1992, he was one of the founders of Fabrique in Delft, which positioned itself as a multidisciplinary design bureau. He established the interactive media department in 1994, focusing upon developing websites for the world wide web - brand new at that time.

Under Jeroen's joint leadership, Fabrique has grown through the years into a multifaceted design consultancy. It currently employs more than 100 staff of artists, engineers and storytellers working for a wide range of customers: from supermarket chain Albert Heijn to the Rijksmuseum.

Fabrique develops visions, helps its clients think about strategies, branding, and innovation and realises designs, preferably cutting straight through the design disciplines, so that the traditional borders between graphic design, industrial design, spatial design and interactive media are sometimes barely recognisable. In the agency's vision, this cross media approach is the only way to create apparently simple solutions for complex and relevant issues. Fabrique works for clients throughout Europe (among others Tate Modern and the National Gallery in London) and India (among others the City of Agra). In the past 15 years, the agency received over 150 international awards, among others 35 IF’s, 15 Red Dot’s and several European Design Awards. In may 2015 the agency got a prestigious Webby Award for their Design of the website of the London Design Museum.

The agency also opened a studio in Amsterdam in 2008 and one in Rotterdam in 2012. Jeroen is partner and participates as innovation strategist and concept developer in various projects.


  • 1979 – 1988
    Delft University of Technology, faculty Industrial Design Engineering


  • 2020 – present
    Chair of the supervisory board of Eurosonic Noorderslag
  • 2019 – present
    Member of the supervisory board of the HMC (Hout- en Meubileringscollege)
  • 2016 – present
    Board member of Kunsten ‘92
  • 2015 – present
    Innovation strategist and partner at Fabrique
  • 2015 – present
    Member of the supervisory board of What Design Can Do
  • 2013 – 2016
    Member of the Dutch Topteam Creative Industries
  • 2013 – present
    Chair of the Dutch Creative Council
  • 2013 – 2018
    Board member of Lab Vlieland
  • 2012 – 2016
    Board member of the BNO (the Association of Dutch Designers) Amsterdam
  • 2011 – 2016
    Curator / program Director TEDxDelft
  • 2011 – 2015
    Member of the executive board of CRISP (Creative Industries Scientific Programme)
  • 2006 – present
    Member of IADAS (International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences)
  • 2005 – 2015
    CCO (Chief Creative Officer) and partner at Fabrique
  • 1999 – 2017
    Board member of the Design & Emotion Society


  • Concept Design
  • Visual Communication / digital design
  • Public design


  • Product Ontwerpen 3

Secondary employment

  • Fabrique [brands, design & interaction]


Metro Oostlijn Amsterdam, designing the system

Maarten van Bremen, Jeroen van Erp & Maarten Lever
ISBN: 9789462262706

Published in 2020

Is It Good Enough…

Jeroen van Erp
ISBN: 9789462261433

Published in 2020

Frans Lieshout

Jeroen van Erp
ISBN: 978-94-92172-21-1

Published in 2018

Think like a designer, don't act like one

Jeroen van Erp
ISBN: 9789063694852

Published in 2018

Peter te Bos

Jeroen van Erp
ISBN: 978-94-92172-14-3

Published in 2017

Show me the money

van Gelderen, P., van Erp, J., Schep, J.
ISBN: 978 90 9029 112 3

Published in 2015


CRISP #5, This Is Crisp

van Erp, J., de Lille, C.S.H., Vervloed, J.M.C., den Hollander, M., & Arets, D., (Eds.)
ISBN: 978 94 6186 473 4

Published in 2015

CRISP #4, Well, Well, Well..

van Erp, J., de Lille, C.S.H., Vervloed, J.M.C., & den Hollander, M., (Eds.)
ISBN: 978 94 6186 370 6

Published in 2014

CRISP #3, Fake it/Make it

van Erp, J., de Lille, C.S.H., & den Hollander, M., (Eds.)
ISBN: 978 94 6186 291 4

Published in 2014

CRISP #2, Value Matters

van Erp, J., de Lille, C.S.H., & Vervloed, J.M.C., (Eds.)
ISBN: 978 94 6186 223 5

Published in 2013

CRISP #1, Don't You Design Chairs Anymore?

van Erp, J., de Lille, C.S.H., & Vervloed, J.M.C., (Eds.)
ISBN: 978 94 6186 149 8

Published 2013

Enriching Experiences

Desmet, P.M.A., van Erp, J., & Hu, C.

Published in 2008

Design & Emotion Moves

Desmet, P.M.A., van Erp, J., & Karlsson, M.A.

Published in 2008