Hi! My name is Thijs and I am
a graphic designer.
passionate about typography.
a web developer.
a fervent keyboardist.
Web Science student at Eindhoven University of Technology.
an amateur photographer.
passionate about stagecraft.
fascinated by the creative possibilities of technology.
In a world that is changing more rapidly than anything, nothing is more important than delivering a timeless product.
A website is like a rock band: it’s not about making all the elements yourself, it’s about combining them. Do you know a band that plays on self-made guitars? What makes a band unique—and good—is the combination. Combination of instruments, of notes, of musicians. For a website the same thing holds: it’s not about the tools you use, nor about building everything from scratch. It’s about combining existing things.
This is where I come in.
I have a good feeling in typography and the design of user interactions. I also value semantics. I believe designing for the web is not about the looks, but mainly about the meaning and structure of information. I am the combiner: I search for ‘things in existence’ (be it frameworks, scientific research, code snippets or fonts) and put them together to create a great product.