Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg
Kevin founded TaskShade LLC as a University of Oregon spin-off and start-up in collaboration with several design students. He is a Professor of architecture at the University of Oregon in Portland and Eugene and has completed over $17M in funded research on topics of indoor environmental quality, healthy buildings, and energy efficiency. He has consulted on several hundred new construction and major renovation projects with architects and engineers.
Peter Van Liefde
Peter is the visionary behind Taskshade. With a sophisticated yet humanistic approach to design and a love for sculpture, he brought Taskshade to life. As a product designer and thinker, he combines technical manufacturing processes with the art of human experience.
When Peter is on a project it materializes into a beautiful functioning thing, and when you get your hands on a Taskshade you’ll feel the care and craft that he brings to life.
With a deep insight into the human condition and the words to express it, Maddy helped craft the original voice of Taskshade. She brought her understanding to the team to help guide next steps on how to engage with our audience.
Garrett, the digital wizard. He has no problem conjuring up whatever creative ideas flow through his mind. With a focus on interaction systems and brand marketing, he brings life to Taskshade through his lens. Garrett imagines a world where play and experimentation are cultivated. He believes that design is a tool for creating opportunities and that architecture should let people feel free. His conceptual vision and experienced playfulness never run dry.
Overseeing the project on both macro and micro scales, Austin has been a driving force for us in these developing years. As an architectural designer, he brings a keen eye to the table when making important decisions. Whether that be brand development, product development or business operations, he always pushes the boundaries to show us just how much we’re capable of achieving.
Serena was the first student Kevin hired to collaborate with on the development of Taskshade. She and a team of students came up with countless early prototypes and material explorations. She also lead a team of students that tested prototypes in both informal and formal ways. This research included measurements to quantify luminance metrics and human comfort factors with a wide range of participants, settings, and Taskshade prototypes.