Who I Am?
let me tell you a story
I enjoy the feeling of progressiveness. I strive for a large output in a given time frame. While producing simple and valuable designs for the end user, I focus on simplicity and user friendliness. I like to improve sustainably, where the change will have a long lasting impact on your company. I am openminded, optimistic and multidisciplinary which makes it easy to integrate in larger teams. I have a wide range of skills, something that works perfectly in the communication field with other professions.
I am born and raised in the beautiful city of Delft, I was always excited about entrepreneurship, fanatical performing on the market on the well-known queens day market I learned to deal with other people. When I got my first small side job at Kistje vol Smaak!, a company that sells boxes with fruit and vegetables I met more and more entrepreneurs in Delft. Many years later I started my first company when I was 18 years old. With interest in websites and design, I took the risks to start as a freelancer in this field.
With a successful number of 15 homemade websites in my first year, I was the one to-go-to for a new website in Delft and surroundings. Besides my work, I had an enormous interest in the Dutch rugby competition. I played for almost 12 years in the cup and have learned a lot of respect for others but also for myself during this time. I have had several very stubborn injuries on my knees, I have been knocked out of the game for more than 5 times and this is where I learned that I was more stubborn than the injuries. This learned me more about life and that you should not give up after something went wrong, this reflects my personality very good.
During my internship at The Incredible Machine in Rotterdam I worked for several clients, under whom; Lego, FairBike, Safran Cabin and ROC Mondriaan.
During my short internship for approximately two weeks, I was involved in several projects for; Sennheiser, Captron, and Bosch. Due to a lack of accommodation I had to go back to the Netherlands.
Started in December 2017 with three entrepreneurs, it was time to put my skills to the test. DelftbyCycle is a company that gives tourists the opportunity to discover Delft with private guides. While providing an optimal experience for our customer, I learn how to deal with difficulties in the real market. My responsibilities concern marketing, design, advertisement, website and interaction with the client.
In 2016 I started my webdesign based company called LEON, a long lasting interest in the world wide web gave my self-taught brain the opportunity to investigate in this profession. I work with more than twenty clients and provide them my full insight in how to grow their business digitally. With front and backend experience I create a streamlined workflow with optimal output.
When first asked to run the business for two weeks during the holidays, I got full understanding of the tasks involved around running a business yourself. Next to KistjevolSmaak! I also made a debut as employee at Ambacht and the Delftse Molen.
I am happy to say that I am allowed to the faculty of industrial design engineering at the Technical University of Delft, in the top twenty of best technical universities of the world. I succeeded my first year (propedeuse) cum-laude with a 8.2 on average. The second has been succeeded with a 8.3 on average.
In may 2019 I successfully completed the Honours Bachelor Programme at the Technical University of Delft. While diving into extra depth at several courses I developed professional skills and mindsets.
Pre-university college in The Hague, reviewed as one of the best schools in the Hague. I finished VWO without any delay in 6 years and passed with a 7.6 on average. With excellence (above an 8.0) in mathematics, physics, chemistry and English.
Following several courses in design drawing and a personal interest, I can confidently say that I am advanced in displaying concepts, hand rendering and visualising ideas.
Several courses have been focussing on production of physical products, as tools we used CES Edupack, maple and others.
I made several concepts during my study but also in real life for real clients, therefore I am good at solving problems and combining a fresh look at problems.
Due to my own company I have a good understanding of the WordPress cms. I made more than 15 websites on this platform and run several successful sites for clients.
With my university background I am used to combining ideas into 3D CAD files, with experience in SolidWorks and Fusion 360 by Autodesk I can say that I am able to make most of the concept I create.
Since 2014 I worked with several Adobe programs, I am familiar, with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro and After Effects.
With several experiences in Sketch, Flinto, Marvel, Envision studio and other apps, I made a foundation for further development. My interest is shifting more and more towards UI and UX rather than physical product design.
Making a few number of physical prototypes I encountered the world of making things. The difficulties in designs are often easily visible in physical prototypes and are therefore very important to my everyday life.
Dutch is my primary language and I speak fluently, I have no problem writing nor speaking. I succeeded the dutch VWO exams with a 7.9.
I succeeded several Cambridge exams, my english is advanced and I am an almost fluent speaker. It is stated as a great preparation for professional communication as stated on the Cambridge website.
My german is good, I can understand conversations easily. I do find it sometimes difficult to talk or write german.