Hi, I'm a graphic designer and front-end developer. Some people are surprised to hear I do design and development, but I really love both.
I adore the inexplicable beauty of design, and at the same time I enjoy solving technical puzzles by coding. Because of this combination I can easily recognise the possibilities of interactive media.
Way back in 1999 I hand-coded my first website, and in 2003 I did my first client project. Since then I’ve been developing myself continuously, studying graphic design at The Royal Academy of Art and computer science at Leiden University. I mostly work for small businesses, startups and non-profits, and regularly team up with independent creative professionals like myself.
In my spare time I enjoy being a DJ, which you can read all about on music.studiowith.nl
I love maps, cooking, cycling and playing volleyball.
I see design as a media-independent solution to a communication problem. The end result could be a poster, an app, a corporate identity, a data visualization, a website or even something entirely different.
I enjoy making complicated information clear – whether it’s dry data that has to be communicated, or a complicated piece of software that has to be made usable. I want to make long-lasting quality stuff that is expressive, inventive and, above-all, useful.
Having a strong knowledge of web development really helps my design process when designing for interactive media, as I have a realistic view of the creative possibilities and technical constraints. Usability, accessibility and standards-based front-end development are an integral part of my work, and I always keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the field (like responsive web design).