About

Well hello there! My name is Sander, I'm currently living in the area of Groningen, the Netherlands. I was born in Harlingen and studied in the city of talent called Groningen.

Work history

In my young career I've been working for some great companies already.

  • Logo Jobs & Media Group
  • Logo Creators & Such
  • Logo Nordique
  • Logo iWink
  • Logo Catawiki

Currently I'm working as a user experience designer at Jobs & Media Group since March 2017. Next to that I'm always working on my own company Creators & Such, doing design (consultancy) and front-end development since around 2011.

Before I started working at Jobs & Media Group I did a front-end development traineeship at Nordique. My thesis I wrote for iWink, doing research to the users of a potential product and creating a prototype of that product. During my study I've worked at Catawiki as a summer job, helping their main designer to get all the design work back on track.

Tools

At a young age I started designing in paint, didn't look like much of cource. Photoshop was next, at the age of around 11/12 I started creating banners for in Counter Strike 1.6 and for on forums. That's where my love for design started. Nowadays I know more tools, I've listed them below here.

Design tools

  • Adobe Experience Design logo
  • Sketch logo
  • Adobe Photoshop logo
  • Adobe Illustrator logo

Front-end tools

  • Atom logo
  • PHPStorm logo

Education

In 2016 I have finished the study CMD (Communication and Multimedia Design) at the Hanzehogeschool in Groningen, the Netherlands. During my study I specialised myself in Brand- and designmanagement, which helped me to understand and build business from the design perspective. The time it took me to complete this study? 4 years, so no delay for me!

So, I've got my Bachelor of Science. Pretty good right? What did I love about my study? That I had so much time ... While others used the time to chill, drink and go out I used the time to create my design business and learn, learn, learn about (ux) design.

Before I started with my bachelor study I studied hotel management, also completed that of course. That's where I developed my entrepreneurial and social skills. But yeah, eventually not my thing. While I was doing this study I was always designing in the spare time I had. Logical choice to do a design study after this.

Certificates