Thomas Kuipers

Webdeveloper / User Experience Designer / Digital Wizard

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Coding

Frontend webdevelopment

Over seven years experience with HTML and CSS. Cross-browser and semantic mark-up. Three years experience with JavaScript and jQuery. Skilled with AJAX and JSON. I have created a photoalbum editing application in JavaScript (comparable to Hema's). Getting started with client side MVC. Check out the source code of this website.

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.

Design

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.

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Personal

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.

Interests

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.

Personality

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.

Get in touch

Currently here

It's now 20:28 PM in the evening in the timezone America/Vancouver. The time difference with Amsterdam is -9 hours.

Whatsapp
+31 637 011 102
Skype
thomas.kuipers90
Email
thomas@webvalid.nl