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 and a few years later Flash. With its animation-timeline and many other features, it was a welcome addition to the web. I loved working with Flash and learning different computer languages, to have precise control over the design and functionality of what I was building.
Next to my "nerdy" work I designed a light system, brought it into production and kept illustrating and painting.
When Flash disappeared from the web horizon I started to focus on WebGL and 3D content creation. After learning and using diverse 3D programs like zBrush and Lightwave, I am now an avid Blender user.
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 interactive 2D and 3D projects 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 write about what I encountered during my observations on this weird familiar little planet with the plan to turn it into an interactive children's book project (ages 9 to 99).
The book will be designed for interactivity in digital format as well as for print. If you want to know more about this project you can contact me by email.
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