• Jan Leyssens

    PORTFOLIO

  • ABOUT.

    Who is this dude anyway?

    SHORT BIO

    I'm a designer and entrepreneur with a strong focus towards sustainability and social innovation.

    My goal is to develop systems that are able to have a strong impact on short term and will guide society towards a more sustainable, social and economically different system in the long term.

    My background is in Industrial Design, but I quickly shifted my focus towards business design and using the design process in strategic management.

    I'm the father of two kids and work with and for purpose-driven people and organizations.

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    2015 - Present | CEO and designer at Regenerative Design

     

    2017 - Present | Chairman at FoodWIN

    2016 - Present | Investment Committee at Trividend

    2016 - Present | Changemaker at Generation T

    2016 - Present | Advisory Board at Ministry of Makers

     

    2013 - 2016 | Program Manager at Plan C

    2012 - 2014 | Co-founder and designer at Wallfish

    2012 | Innovation manager at Bostoen

    2011 | Renewable Energy Consultant at Zero Emission Solutions

    2010 - 2011 | Volunteer Youth Pact 2020 at Flemish Youth Council

  • WHAT I DO

    Business Design

    Strategic Design

    Projectmanagement

    Personal projects

    Lectures

    Trend reports

    Future Explorations

    Writing

  • PROJECTS

    Stuff I'm involved in.

  • The end of the world as we know it

    Lecture performance on the makermovement, activism 2.0 and entrepreneurship.

    www.theendoftheworld.be

  • A research podcast about the future of design and designing the future.

    www.21stCenturyDesign.org

  • Full Circle

    Accelerating Circular Economy through corporate cannibalism and design.

    www.full-circle.design

  • Gamma self-made

    Future explorations for DIY hardware stores

    Website

  • Design for positive impact

    Research on bringing strategic design to the forefront of sustainability in companies.

    MAD Brussels

  • Designing a circular hotelroom.

    Here2Stay

  • Maxivia

    Designing a Circular Business model for iron-rich waste streams.

    MaxiVia

  • Additive Design challenge

    The Additive Design Challenge invites thinkers, makers and doers to put 3D printing at work for people and planet.

    website

  • iMade

    Research on the role of decentralized production in the Circular Economy and the business model of future factories.

    Report (dutch)

  • Energie Data

    Data-gathering website where all data on energy-production and consumption in Belgium is analyzed.

    www.energiedata.be

  • Computer

    Solar-powered laptop

    project-page

  • Clients & partners