Pieter breathes entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation. Pieter founded Studio Dott in 2000 while still finishing his master degree in Product Design in Antwerp.
Today, Studio Dott is an all-round creative design consultancy. Studio Dott helps its clients with the designs of their physical and digital products, services, environments, brands and strategies. With offices in Antwerp and Hong Kong, a team of 30 multidisciplinary talents and several awards in its portfolio - including the James Dyson Award, a Core77 Design Award, multiple Red Dot Design Awards and Henry van de Velde Awards - Studio Dott has become one of the leading design studios in Belgium.
Pieter, now CEO of the studio, envisions Studio Dott’s strategic direction and international growth. As creative lead, he guides and inspires the creative teams during the analysis, ideation, concept generation and realization.
Pieter is more than a creative entrepreneur. He believes in the principle of “paying it forward”; knowledge, inspiration and ideas are there to be shared. Next to Studio Dott, Pieter lectured interior design, was president of the youth chamber of commerce Antwerp and national vice-president at jong Voka. Now he mentors multiple startups & scale-ups and is a board member at Netwerk Ondernemen, Voka & Agoria IDES.
As an experienced public speaker, Pieter is regularly invited to speak at industry events on (human-centered) design and entrepreneurship. In 2017, Pieter was awarded the title of ‘Antwerp Young Entrepreneur of the year’.