Utrecht, most cozy city in the Netherlands.
To my surprise, I excelled in art classes during high school. That led me to have an interest in creative online work. I came across websites like Newgrounds.com where users can upload their animations and games created in Adobe Flash. As a teenager, I was captivated by how easy it was to share your creations online with a fast audience. I also wanted to create interactive fabrications and share them with the world. Thus, I started learning Flash and ActionScript, the programming language for Flash, and made interfaces and interactive gimmicks by myself. Since then, I wanted to do nothing else.
If I'm lucky and there are no restrictions due to covid-19. My morning starts with the regular morning routine, and then I rush off to the train station. To commute to one of the offices in Amsterdam or Rotterdam. At the office, I grab a power bar filled with nuts and dates accompanied by a cappuccino to kick off my workday.
Next, I make a plan for myself for the day and start working in my favourite tool, Figma. After making some designs and having meetings, I commute back home.
In the evening, my girlfriend or I make dinner. I love to cook — I try another cuisine bimonthly. We often watch First Dates or Sex Education during our meal, and afterwards, we take a stroll in the city centre.
I work on different computers and operating systems, so having a needless cloud experience is very important for me as a user.
Focus is personally something I struggle with. It would be no surprise if my doctor is telling me that I have Attention Deficit Disorder. So, I chunk my work in pieces and write it in a to-do list, in which I give myself time to work on a specific task, giving myself time in between to let my brain dwell for a while.
I thoroughly enjoy daydreaming about new concepts and new design solutions. I'm getting so pumped by it that I want to jump straight into Figma to design what I just have imagined. And, often I do.
It varies. Last weekend, I've watched the film, Last Night in Soho and the score is superb. So, I'm currently into that.