ALTE is Ad (Aldert Teunis) Haasnoot. He loves to create things for the purpose of improvement.
The desire to create sprung from his childhood, when he often visited his uncle’s atelier who is a painter and his grandfather with his crazy creations. His parents were also quite forgiving with him using the garage for all sorts of projects.
After getting a degree in Engineering, he decided to continue studying Industrial Product Design. He graduated in 2015. During his studies he shaped his first surfboard and caught the shaping bug.
Preferably he is either making something or surfing. During the day he sits at the drawing board, at the laptop or 3D printer. After work, he is most likely found in his workshop/in the ocean.
Nowadays he makes a living as a freelance Product Designer, which allows him to surf and build surfboards or other creations. The combination of computer work and getting his hands dirty in the workshop is just perfect.