In many projects I was a mere cog in a wheel. This website only shows projects I created from start to finish.
I live and work in Amsterdam. After finishing my studies at the Rietveld Academy in 1981 I started as a freelance graphic designer,
illustrator and portrait painter. Loving all things technical I started my move into the digital world in 1988, then mostly in desktop publishing.
In 1998 I moved to web design and development, mostly working as a member of a team, trying to break the extreme boringness of HTML tables. CSS was in its early stages but luckily Photoshop 4 came to the rescue... I kept learning computer languages to have precise control over design and functionality of a web-application.
Next to my "nerdy" work I designed a light system, brought it into production and kept illustrating and painting. Most of my work is on commissioned art, design and highly customised web projects, be it as part of a team or "in solitary confinement".
Now my focus is mainly on creating 2D and 3D animations and building 3D experiences for the web. I can take on any project as long as deadlines are reasonable.
Contact me for seeing works at my studio or for involving me in 3D and animation projects.
Note: To prevent receiving spam, the email address is not in type and not linked.
New works will be added to this website every once in a while.
Fantasy is a great gift. Out of thin air, we can create completely unrealistic worlds and situations. Now, what indeed is realistic. It seems that we don't exactly imagine and create out of thin air. We build upon experiences in our lives.
So when on a cold dark winter's day in 2014 a little vehicle presented itself to me during my daily shower I wasn't in the least surprised, after all, weird things happen at unexpected moments. It wasn't so out of the ordinary because I have seen hybrid vehicles before and this one looked a bit like a mix between a 19th-century submersible, a propeller airplane, and an insect. All things that do exist and most of us have seen before. Nothing out of the extraordinary...
This vehicle was special though, not only because of the way it presented itself to me but also because it took me on a journey to a tiny little planet just around the corner in an adjacent spiral arm of our own beloved galaxy. A planet that seems quite familiar to where I live but also quite different.
In 2015 I started to illustrate and tell what I encountered during my observations on this weird familiar little planet.
If you are curious to follow the progress on my endeavours you can become a Patron at the beginning of spring. You can then have a look at my Patreon page and get to see things that make you think about your own little world.
For a small monthly payment, you will get a monthly sneak peek into the creation of this story and will learn along the way. Follow my work-flow from digital illustration and book-design to 3D modeling to writing the story and the techniques and programs I use. Become my Patron and get inspired. The moment my Patreon page is ready you'll find a link here.
For a long time, I didn't feel like joining any social media. I want to concentrate on creating and not socialising.
Lately, I discovered that Google+ is completely different from Facebook and Twitter. It focuses more on exploring and learning new things, not on personal matters. I found so much useful, inspiring and interesting information on Google+ that I made the decision to join in.
If you are not yet on Google+ I would like to invite you to join, follow me there as well as keep an eye on my website. If you follow or +1 my posts, your interest will encourage me and keep me going.
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