Elevator Pitch

I'm a Senior Front-end developer and Consultant with a background in both design and development. I have a rich experience in creating state of the art human-centred web applications using Next.js, React.js and the power of the web. Due to my diverse background, I take lead in projects to deliver the best quality of work, work multidisciplinary, guide others and am a point of contact for all.

As a Developer Advocate, I'm continuously on the hunt to learn new techniques, tools and possibilities and share them. I revel in sharing the wonderful world of the web in the form of speaking at meetups, speaking at conferences, creating video content, writing articles and more.

I get to enjoy my passion every day as a Developer Advocate & Front-end developer/Consultant and am excited about what the future will bring!

Work Experience

  • Frontmen

    4 months

    • Senior Front-end Developer/Consultant

      | Amsterdam, NL
    • Developer Advocate

      | Amsterdam, NL

    At Frontmen, I work as a Front-end Developer and Consultant for projects that involve building state of the art human-centred web applications using Next.js, React.js and the power of the web. I help teams achieve great results from this expertise. I work as a point of contact for all people working in development, design and more.

    Next to this, I work on setting up, maintaining and scaling design systems and component libraries for large teams to work with. I evaluate current processes and improve them together with teams to ensure the best possible way of working. I'm a great communicator and am always available to help anybody who needs assistance.

    Finally, I work as a Developer Advocate. As a Developer Advocate, I'm continuously on the hunt to learn new techniques, tools and possibilities and share them. I share the wonderful world of the web in the form of speaking at meetups, speaking at conferences, creating video content, writing articles and more.

  • Mirabeau

    3 years

    • Senior Front-end developer

      | Amsterdam, NL
    • Medior Front-end developer

      | Amsterdam, NL

    At Mirabeau, I was responsible for building interactive web applications and front-end component libraries. I touched the roles of front-end developer, visual designer, interaction designer, back-end developer and DevOps engineer daily. My main focus was building interactive (React.js and Next.js) web applications while being involved in the design and development process from front to back. This included, but was not limited to:

    • crafting components together with visual and interaction designers
    • setting up front-end architectures
    • handling global states
    • handling data between front-end and back-end
    • ensuring accessibility
    • (consulting about) performance optimisations
    • search engine optimisation
    • setting up CI/CD
    • writing tests and documentation

    Next to this, I worked on building component libraries with HTML, CSS (SASS) and vanilla JS. This could result in just a component library to be used by a development team or in a standalone website.

    Next to that, I utilized my broad skill set to be the bridge between the design, front-end and back-end teams. I got a lot of energy out of helping my team in this role. I speak both the design and the technical language which makes me a great fit for this role. Naturally, this resulted in me being a great point of contact for a variety of stakeholders. I have the natural confidence and communicative abilities to successfully take the lead through this role. This made me a great asset to any team.

    Finally, I am an avid supporter of sharing knowledge. I did this regularly through giving code reviews, giving presentations, writing articles, giving guest lectures, giving workshops and speaking at meetups. Next to that, I coached a wide range of front-end developers. This range consisted of every level of seniority. It brought me great joy and filled me with energy to help others grow in a meaningful way.

  • ViriCiti

    2 years

    • Front-end developer

      | Amsterdam, NL

    At ViriCiti I was responsible for creating user experience and visual designs as well as building interactive real-time front-end data visualization and monitoring applications for electric vehicles and charging stations. As at Mirabeau, I touched the roles of front-end developer, visual designer, interaction designer, back-end developer and DevOps engineer daily.

    My main focus was building interactive (React.js and Node. js) web applications while being solely responsible for the design and process. I conducted user interviews, conducted user tests, worked on visual explorations, and designed components and defined an overall visual style for all products.

    I worked a good portion of the time in and with the back- end team as well. These tasks included, but were not limited to:

    • crafting components in the role of a visual designer, interaction designer and front-end developer
    • setting up front-end architectures
    • handling global states
    • handling data between front-end and back-end
    • handling data streams on both the front-end and back- end side
    • setting up CI/CD
    • writing tests and documentation
  • Wallscope

    2 months

    • Front-end developer

      | Edinburgh, UK

    I worked for Wallscope during a short-term project in the form of a code sprint as part of my studies. I worked for a project for the NHS regarding the visualisation of linked data. I got to work with the SPARQL Query Language, RDF and natural language processing.

  • Cohere

    4 months

    • Front-end developer

      | Amsterdam, NL

    During my internship at Cohere, I build an interactive front-end application to view real-time data on the energy use and generation combined with the charging data of electric cars. As at ViriCiti and Mirabeau, I touched the roles of front-end developer, visual designer, interaction designer and back-end developer daily.

    I worked mostly on building components and functionalities for the platform. This included, but was not limited to:

    • crafting components in the role of a visual designer, interaction designer and front-end developer
    • handling global states
    • handling data between front-end and back-end
    • handling data streams on both the front-end and back- end side
    • writing tests and documentation

Education

  • Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

    4 years

    BASc Communication and multimediadesign (Cum Laude)

    | Amsterdam, NL

    I graduated cum laude on Communication and Multimediadesign with full marks (10) on an interactive real-time data visualization application on charge station monitoring. This included an application flow and interactive dashboard application.

  • Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

    6 months

    Minor web development

    | Amsterdam, NL

    I followed the minor web development. This minor was completely focussed on developing for the web. I did courses in real-time web, browser technologies, web performance, single-page applications and more.