Over seven years experience with HTML and CSS. Cross-browser and semantic mark-up. Three years
Programming & databases
Over four years experience with object-oriented PHP and MySQL. Skilled in using frameworks such as Zend, CakePHP and CodeIgniter. Developed multiple
CMS's. Developed an advanced Wordpress plugin which serves as a platform for 30+ websites.
Created and maintained large MySQL databases. Programmed XML exchanges that make use of SOAP.
Familiar with Java.
Webdesign & user experience
Don't make me think.
— Steve Krug
Design is not just adding a gradient or rounded corners
to a button. Design is empowering users to be productive and creating a pleasant user experience. This is an important aspect of my bachelor study of Information Science. Projects include designing a mobile OS for seniors of 70+ or
developing a prototype for a multimedial game with technologies that won't be available for the next five years.
I've worked as a graphic designer for four different employers and many freelance-based projects.
The complete story of my life
I grew up in the small village of Midlaren, located in the North of the Netherlands, near Groningen. After I'd completed VWO
at the Zernike College when I was 18, I moved to Amsterdam, where I still live at the moment. In Amsterdam
I'm currently studying Information Science. Information Science focusses on the user, and on how to design a
system that meets the users requirements and makes him/her happy. I work as a freelancer under the
name Webvalid. Furthermore I'm building
OnsBoek, which is an application that lets you
build photo albums in collaboration with your friends and family.
I especially like to travel to far away countries. I've been windsurfing for eight years now.
When it's storming, you'll find me on the water. Furthermore I just like
to hang out with my awesome friends in bars, clubs or gardens.
I maintain a positive attitude and enjoy an informal atmosphere in my work. I'm always looking
for new, more efficient and more awesome ways to solve problems.