Summary

I'm a Front-end developer & UI/UX designer specialising in user-centered, web- and application design.

Combining several years of experience in traditional graphic design with a focus on user experience- and interface design.

Translating complex problems into easy-to-use solutions with art direction complemented by a strategic and analytical design approach.

In addition, I focus strongly on crafting durable, maintainable and efficient front-end code that integrates the following principles: Web standards, Web accessibility, Dutch Web Guidelines, WAI ARIA (where required), cross-browser compatibility, cross-platform and cross-device functionality.

Specialties: Front-end development, UI/UX design.

Skills & Expertise

Graphical diagram showing my expertise. HTML5 & CSS pro, Web standards pro, Skilled concerning Accessilbility, Skilled use of jQuery, respectable level of native Javascript knowledge, Cross-browser compatibility pro, Photoshop Ninja (that's good BTW), respectable and ever-increasing knowledge of mobile development.

Education

  • HTML, & Dreamweaver

    2005

    GOC: Kenniscentrum voor onderwijs in de grafimediabranche

  • NT2, Dutch as a Second Language

    19941996

    Studiehuis, Leiden

  • HND Art & Design, Design & Communication

    19881990

    North Wales Institute of Art & Design

  • ND General Art & design, Graphic Design

    19861988

    Amersham College of Art

Experience

  • Front-end Engineer

    eBay Inc.

    Core tasks
    • Maintaining and refining eBay's dutch classified sites marktplaats.nl and other related products.
    • Facilitate the transition to an overarching omni-channel front-end solution
    • Responsible for workflow improvements & front-end best practices
    Core disciplines:
    • Front-end templating
    • Lean UX
  • Senior designer & Front-end developer

    Tremani

    Core tasks
    • Design and front-end development for a diverse array of websites, intranets, CMS & complex information systems, including mobile-friendly & tablet versions
    • Lead a team of web designers and front-end developers
    • Responsible for the assessment & implementation of new front-end techniques and technologies.
    Core disciplines:
    • Visual & interface design
    • Front-end templating
    Secondary tasks:
    • Concept development
    • User Experience design: Interaction design › Usability › Accessibility
    client list:

    Kema, Dutch Ministry of Home Affairs, Dutch Green Building Council, TU Delft, Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation, Bureau ICE.

  • Graphic designer

    Clownfish Creatieve Communicatie

    Core tasks
    • Design and realisation from concept to completion
    Core disciplines:
    • Corporate identity and branding
    • Packaging
    • Retail promotion and advertising
    Secondary tasks:
    • Web design and templating
    • Art-direction
    • Adviser for print production techniques
    client list:

    Dutch National Trust, Dutch National Health Agency, Dutch Police Force (The Hague District), Agency for Social Advice, (Dutch government advice organisation), Adformatie, Tacx, Emi-virgin, Akzo nobel.

  • Graphic designer

    Brands for brand communication

    Core tasks
    • Design and dtp of an extremely diverse array of retail and promotional products from the concept to completion.
    client list:

    Microsoft Benelux

My disciplines

Graphical diagram showing my expertise per discipline. A fully fledged Front-end developer, very experienced visual designer with a good understanding of the principals behind good user experience design.