About

I'm a front-end web developer and creative programmer based in the Hague, The Netherlands. I studied graphic design in the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, where I quickly got absorbed into the world of programming because of its nearly limitless potential as a creative tool.

My practice is mostly focused on crafting thoughtful and engaging web experiences through the use of interactivity, animation and graphics programming. I also enjoy developing modular and reusable user interfaces, paying close attention to typographic detail, design principles and accessibility.

Résumé

Professional experience
2020 – Present: WeTransfer

Creative Engineer

Amsterdam

2019 – 2020: Verve

Front end web developer

The Hague

2017: Knoth & Renner

Intern front end web developer

Berlin

2019 – Present: Freelance

Front end web developer

Earth 🌎

Education
2014 – 2018: Royal Academy of Art The Hauge

Graphic Design (BA)

Graduated with distinction

University of Cambridge

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

Skills
Programming

Javascript / ES6, Python, Git, Svelte / Sveltekit, Vue.js, Pixi.js, Three.js, WebGL, Java / Processing

Software

Figma, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, InDesign, Glyphs, Robofont, Ableton Live

Awards
Lovie Awards, 2023

Websites & Mobile Sites General-Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Gold

Lovie Awards, 2023

Websites & Mobile Sites General-Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: People’s Choice Award

Creative Circle, 2022

Best Online Virtual Experience: Gold

Anthem Awards, 2022

Health, Digital & Innovative Experiences, Awareness & Media: Gold

The Telly Awards, 2023

Fitness, Health and Wellness, Immersive, Interactive, & Mixed: Silver

D&AD Professional Awards, 2022

Digital Design - Health & Wellbeing: Wood Pencil (Bronze)

Creative Review Annual, 2022

Other: Honorable Mention

Fast Company World Changing Ideas, 2022

Art & Design: Honorable Mention

Lovie Awards, 2022

Science, Education & Health: Shortlisted

ADC Awards, 2022

User Experience Design: Shortlisted

One Show, 2021

Experiential/Immersive - Innovation in Lockdown: Shortlisted

iF Design Awards, 2019

Websites, Communication

The Webby Awards, 2019

Honorable Mention

Awwwards, 2019

Honorable Mention

Selected clients
With WeTransfer

Adidas

Adobe

Apple

Dell

Little Simz

Lykke Li

Marina Abramović

Microsoft

Mozilla Foundation

Nike

Polestar

WePresent

Wikipedia

With Verve

De Brakke Grond

Dutch Design Foundation

Literatuurmuseum

Museumnacht Amsterdam

Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest

Rialto Filmtheater

TextielMuseum

Theater Rotterdam

Independent

Brandtrax

Museum Meermanno

Royal Academy of Art The Hague

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Yonk

Work

Wild Memory Radio
2023
Image showcasing the Wild Memory Radio project

Coming soon.

Role
Lead developer (at WeTransfer)

Stack
Sveltekit,  Javascript / ES6,  WebGL,  Pixi.js

Snap Who
2022

Snap Who is a gamified experience that explores the topic of unconscious bias. Developed in collaboration with the talented illustrator Bijou Karman and sociology professor Karen McCormack, the game presents players with diverse portraits, prompting them to make quick-fire matches and encouraging reflection on their own prejudice and biases. After the game is finished, the users are presented with a wide variety of stats and information about the aggregate results of other players, as well as insights about the user's own choices. Despite its serious subject matter, Snap Who maintains a playful character, blending a 60s-inspired art direction, interactive WebGL animations and bubbly typography.

Links
Snap Who
Wallpaper
Vimeo

Role
Lead front-end developer

Medium
Website, Wallpaper


Awards / Recognitions

Lovie Awards 2023
Websites & Mobile Sites General-Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Gold

Lovie Awards 2023
Websites & Mobile Sites General-Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: People’s Choice Award

Stack
Sveltekit,  Javascript / ES6,  WebGL,  Pixie.js,  GSAP

The Abramović Method
2021
Image showcasing the The Abramović Method project Image showcasing the The Abramović Method project

In 2021, I had the privilege of leading the development of The Abramović Method, in collaboration with renowned performance artist Marina Abramović, the Marina Abramović Institute and WeTransfer. This project that was released both as a standalone website and as a WeTransfer wallpaper, reaching a global audience of 80 million people. The project received notable recognition, including being Shortlisted at the ADC Awards, earning a Gold Award at Creative Circle, an Honorable Mention in the Creative Review Annual, and securing a Wood Pencil at the D&AD Professional Awards. It also received Shortlist positions in the One Show and Fast Company World Changing Ideas awards.

In my role as lead developer, I was responsible for the creation of the entire website as a fully immersive experience with custom animations and interactivity. One of the project's standout features was the custom video player, designed to be fully interactive, enabling users to perform the "Abramović Method" at their own pace from their homes. This video player was designed to seamlessly integrate videos into the website, as well as displaying subtitles with tailored animations and custom type-setting.

Links
The Abramović Method
Vimeo

Role
Lead developer (at WeTransfer)

Medium
Website, Wallpaper


Awards / Recognitions

Creative Circle 2022
Best Online Virtual Experience: Gold

Anthem Awards 2022
Health, Digital & Innovative Experiences, Awareness & Media: Gold

The Telly Awards 2023
Fitness, Health and Wellness, Immersive, Interactive, & Mixed: Silver

D&AD Professional Awards 2022
Digital Design - Health & Wellbeing: Wood Pencil (Bronze)

Creative Review Annual 2022
Other: Honorable Mention

Fast Company World Changing Ideas 2022
Art & Design: Honorable Mention

Lovie Awards 2022
Science, Education & Health: Shortlisted

ADC Awards 2022
User Experience Design: Shortlisted

One Show 2021
Experiential/Immersive - Innovation in Lockdown: Shortlisted

Stack
SvelteKit,  Javascript / ES6,  Scss

Textielmuseum
2020
Image showcasing the Textielmuseum project Starting screen of the Design Studio platform.

In July 2020, I had the opportunity to lead the front-end development of the "Design Studio," a platform created by Verve (formerly known as Vruchtvlees) in collaboration with artist Bertjan Pot for the Textielmuseum in Tilburg, the Netherlands. This project brought together a blend of digital and physical elements, offering visitors an interactive experience that allowed them to design and personalize their own custom socks and scarves, and to send these instructions to a textile machine to be knitted.

The platform allowed users to choose from a range of sizes for socks and scarves, and allowed them to choose specific colors for different sections of the textile, and the option to add their own personalized text to the fabric. Once the design process was complete, the program generated an image that was readable by the knitting machine software, enabling the automatic knitting of the textile based on the user's design.

Links
Reservations
Instagram

Role
Lead front-end developer (at Verve)

Medium
Website, Installation


Stack
Vue.js / VueX / Vue Router,  Laravel,  Javascript / ES6,  SCSS,  HTML5 Canvas

Brakke Grond
2020
Image showcasing the Brakke Grond project Image showcasing the Brakke Grond project

Website developed by Verve for the Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond, the Flemish cultural centre that accommodates Flemish artists in the Dutch capital Amsterdam. Additionally, we developed the the narrowcasting shown in the screens of the Brakke Grond building, which displayed a schedule of all the events occurring in the venue.

Links
Brakke Grond

Role
Lead front-end developer (at Verve)

Medium
Website, Narrowcasting


Stack
Laravel,  Webpack,  Javascript / ES6,  Scss

Dutch Design Week
2019
Image showcasing the Dutch Design Week project Image showcasing the Dutch Design Week project

Website for Dutch Design Week, the largest annual design event in Northern Europe. This project was developed by Verve (formerly known as Vruchtvlees) for the Dutch Design Foundation. The event takes place around the last week of October and is a nine-day event with exhibitions, studio visits, workshops, seminars, and parties across the city.

The website we developed allowed users to access information about all these events, as well as bookmarking them for later reference. My role primarily consisted of crafting templates and modular UI components for the homepage and various pages within the site, as well as working on the animations in the landing page, which consisted of several moving geometries which position would change depending on the date and time the website was accessed.

Links
Dutch Design Week

Role
Front-end developer (at Verve)

Medium
Website


Awards / Recognitions

iF Design Awards 2019
Websites, Communication

The Webby Awards 2019
Honorable Mention

Stack
Vue.js,  Laravel,  Javascript / ES6,  Php,  Scss

Literatuurmuseum
2019
Image showcasing the Literatuurmuseum project Image showcasing the Literatuurmuseum project

In November 2019, I contributed as a front-end developer to the development of the Literatuurmuseum website in collaboration with Verve, formerly known as Vruchtvlees. This project received well-deserved recognition, earning an Honorable Mention in the 2019 Awwwards. The website served as the central hub for the Literatuurmuseum, featuring not only the main site but also a series of "stories." These stories were a collection of web pages dedicated to exploring various authors and books in detail, with custom animations and styling. The website was built using the Laravel framework and Webpack, making use of JavaScript/ES6 and Scss, with the addition of Anime.js for dynamic animations. We aimed to create a meaningful online presence for the Literatuurmuseum that bridged art, culture, and technology.

Links
Literatuurmuseum

Role
Front-end developer (at Verve)

Medium
Website


Awards / Recognitions

Awwwards 2019
Honorable Mention

Stack
Laravel,  Webpack,  Javascript / ES6,  Scss,  Anime.js

PosadMaxwan
2019
Image showcasing the PosadMaxwan project Image showcasing the PosadMaxwan project

In November 2019, I contributed as a front-end developer to the development of PosadMaxwan's website, which was developed by Verve. My primary role was refining the landing page animations and interactivity. I also played a role in crafting templates for their homepage. The project was built using Vue.js and Laravel, and I utilized Javascript/ES6 and SCSS, along with GSAP for animations.

Links
PosadMaxwan

Role
Front-end developer (at Verve)

Medium
Website


Stack
Vue.js,  Laravel,  Javascript / ES6,  SCSS,  GSAP,  HTML5 Canvas

Theater Rotterdam
2019
Image showcasing the Theater Rotterdam project Image showcasing the Theater Rotterdam project

In August 2019, I contributed as a front-end developer to the development of the Theater Rotterdam website. My role primarily involved crafting templates and UI for the homepage and various pages within the site. It was a rewarding experience to be part of this project and work with the visual identity, which has been awarded with multiple European Design Awards and a Red Dot Design Award.

Links
Theater Rotterdam

Role
Front-end developer (at Verve)

Medium
Website


Press
Verve

Stack
Laravel,  Webpack,  Javascript / ES6,  SCSS,  Anime.js

Orkest
2019
Image showcasing the Orkest project Image showcasing the Orkest project

Website developed by Verve for the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, a renowned Dutch symphony orchestra based in Amsterdam. My role primarily consisted of crafting templates and modular UI components for the homepage and various pages within the site, displaying information about the Orchestra, various musicians and an agenda of all upcoming events.

Links
Orkest

Role
Front end developer (at Vruchtvlees)

Medium
Website


Stack
Laravel,  Webpack,  Javascript / ES6,  SCSS

Rialto & WCA
2019
Image showcasing the Rialto & WCA project Image showcasing the Rialto & WCA project

Websites developed by Verve for the Rialto cinemas in Amsterdam and WCA (World Cinema Amsterdam festival). Additionally, we developed the the narrowcasting shown in the screens of the cinema buildings, which displayed a schedule of all the movies screening in the venues.

Links
Rialto
WCA

Role
Front-end developer (at Verve)

Medium
Website, Narrowcasting


Stack
Vue.js,  Laravel,  Javascript / ES6,  SCSS,  GSAP

Artificial Swarm Intelligence
2018
Image showcasing the Artificial Swarm Intelligence project

Advances in the field of artificial intelligence have opened the door to many unforeseen possibilities. One of these is the ability to combine knowledge and data from vast amounts of people into a single combined intelligence. This technology allows us to communicate with a whole website and all of its users merged into one being.

Artificial Swarm Intelligence is an installation focused on content from reddit.com, a website consisting of numerous “subreddits”, which are boards covering a wide variety of specific topics. Several chatbots were trained with data from certain subreddits, such as r/christianity, r/feminism, r/history, r/conspiracy, and r/atheism, among others. This allows the visitors of the exhibition to talk to these websites as single intelligent entities. Additionally, the chatbots are able to speak to each other and exchange information. This makes it possible to simulate the interaction between otherwise isolated internet bubbles.

The installation posed a significant technical challenge due to the need to create a custom interface from scratch. Massive pixel displays like these are not generally designed for interaction, requiring everything to be programmed from scratch, including the user interface, the flow between different functionalities, and integrating them seamlessly with the chatbots. Another technical challenge involved handling the vast dataset of Reddit comments and using it to train the chatbots.

Apart from writing the software and training the chatbots, there was the aspect of setting up the hardware. This involved setting up a Raspberry Pi, soldering custom circuits that controlled a long chain of LED panels, and writing software to properly map the graphics into the chain of panels.

Links
Vimeo

Role
Programming, design, concept

Medium
Installation


Stack
Python,  C++

Changing Paradigms
2017
Image showcasing the Changing Paradigms project Image showcasing the Changing Paradigms project

What we collectively define as truth is slowly but constantly changing. Any work, literary, artistic or otherwise, encapsulates the specific paradigm under which it was created. Diderot and d’Alembert’s Encyclopédie not only gathered vast amounts of information, but inevitably imprinted its unique world view, ideals and beliefs. Likewise, present-day Wikipedia is an embodiment of ideals and how we currently perceive the world.

We are interested in how paradigms change over time and how deeply they can influence the way we think and the content we create. In order to compare the content of the Encyclopédie and Wikipedia, we created an algorithm which analyses the texts and finds the most common word connections in the text, highlighting the central topics of the articles. This way, the user of the website is presented with the main differences between the two texts.

This work was part of the Declaring Reason exibition in the Museum Meermanno. It consisted of 23 installations that raised questions about contemporary political issues, taking six books from the Meermanno collection as a starting point.

In collaboration with Dóra Kerekes.

Role
Design, Development

Medium
Website, Installation


Masterclass
2017
Image showcasing the Masterclass project Image showcasing the Masterclass project

In may 2016 a masterclass by Marcel van Eeden and Barbara Seiler was carried out in the Royal Academy of Art The Hague. During this time, a selected group of fine art and graphic design students produced new works that were later exhibited in the gallery of the Academy.

I developed the identity for these events, producing posters, flyers and a box where prints of the works produced by the students were collected and distributed. The main idea behind the identity is layering, representing the collaborative nature of the masterclass.

Role
Design

Medium
Identity, Poster


All Rights Reserved
2017
Image showcasing the All Rights Reserved project Image showcasing the All Rights Reserved project

The purpose of this book is to serve as a collection of different thoughts on intellectual property in the digital age and its origins. It does not attempt to convey a single or conclusive statement, but rather to present several ideas in order to incite thought and discussion on the topic. This book however, is not impartial, as it points out that there is a fundamental problem with how intellectual property is dealt with today and addresses several key problems and potential solutions.

This book violates copyright law in several instances. The pages are colour-coded to indicate whether the content is legally used or not. Black pages contain texts which are copyrighted and therefore are used illegally. The content in the white pages are either not copyrighted or licensed in a way that allows free distribution and use of the text.

Role
Design, editorial

Medium
Book