Oh, hi!

I'm Wes, a freelance creative developer based in the Netherlands.

I collected some thoughts here on why I do what I do, feel free to read and get a snippet of my inner motivation. Or if you would like to have a chat, get in touch!

Work

The things I do

One of the reasons I work as a freelancer is because I like to dabble in different areas of development and enjoy the variety. I enjoy creating modern interactive websites just as much as creating native iOS apps or (physical) installations. And after 15 years of programming I can safely say I'm pretty good at my work.

I have seen and worked with a lot of languages and frameworks for these various projects, and at a certain point it sounds like collecting Pokemon. But for those interested, I feel right at home working in Javascript, NodeJS, C++, Objective-C, Swift, HMTL/CSS, Sass, React to name a few.

But I don't have a favorite language or framework, as I prefer to think of the concept first and have the technology support and improve the concept. Whatever the idea needs, I will find and work with the tech to make it happen in the best way possible. And in my opinion, that's what makes a creative developer.

No parent will ever really dare admit it, but there will always be favorites. And even though I have worked with great pleasure on every single project, I too have favorite projects.

If you're curious and want to see or hear me enthousiastically show and tell about my favorites, shoot me a message!

Why I do what I do

Philosophies and passions

Technology has always fascinated me. Ever since I was a kid I was addicted to anything with buttons. As the years went on - and with the introduction of the internet and Adobe Flash some lightyears ago - my interest shifted somewhat towards not just buttons, but also how the software in technology looked aesthetically and how it was being used.

Although I have an extensive technical background due to studying computer science and programming, graduating at the HKU University of Arts gave me a wide interest in conceptualism, interaction and visual design. A product shouldn't merely function, it should also be fun and intuitive to use. This is when I realized things needed to evolve, and I wanted to be part of this revolution.

Every single detail matters.

In my years of freelancing I have worked on several projects ranging from websites and iOS apps to interactive installations, and doing so I have acquired a rather elaborate skill-set. Lately I have mastered my skills in HTML5/CSS and JavaScript, working extensively with frameworks like JQuery, NodeJS and Backbone. But I also have solid experience developing in ActionScript or creating iOS applications in Objective-C - to name a few.

While my main focus is development, my 'hidden' superpower is being a bridge between concept, design and development. In fact, I think most designers I’ve worked with secretly love me.

As technology keeps evolving, I thoroughly enjoy keeping up with the cutting-edge innovations in the interactive field. And I'm looking forward to being part of bringing those innovations to the public.

Say hi!

Just to get in touch, or hire me!