a 28 year old Dutchy and I love to work together with people who have a passion - whether it’s for music, sports, or basically any form of art (including digital!). I’m a positive and energetic person, and I try to learn something new every day.
Together with my teams, I create B2B and B2C websites, apps, eComm- and community platforms from scratch: We go from strategy to workshops, from user experience to design, and from frontend- and backend development to quality assurance.
Working on partnerships and lasting relationships is what I do while being the day-to-day contact to my clients. I work closely with them on short- and long term goals, which allows me to spot and open up new opportunities.
Working with multidisciplinary teams inspires me, I love the diversity of the different specialties and types of people. I think it’s important to make my team members feel safe, at home and encouraged to be the best version of themselves.
Keeping my team and stakeholders up to date internally, and providing my clients will all info they need is what I do best. I put on the pressure when needed, but always keep spirits high with my drive and enthusiasm.
And last but not least: I keep my certificate for life support always up to date, and have been in-house emergency response officer for employers. I hope to never need it, but in case I do - I’d like to know what I’m doing.
As a project manager, I work on partnerships and projects, building strong and strategic relationships with clients. We create websites, apps and eComm platforms from scratch: we go from strategy to workshops, from UX to UI, and from development to quality assurance. Besides steering the internal craziness, I am the main contact for the client and work closely with them on their goals. I work with clients like adidas, Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Shell and Ace Hardware.
At Zeezicht.com, a marketing and design company, I worked as a project manager with a team of 5 designers and numerous external specialists like copywriters, photographers, illustrators and graphic designers. My job was to make sure that projects of small to medium sizes run smoothly, by keeping an eye on the process from start to finish.
As event producer at HKU, I was fully responsible for a series of conferences. As manager of a group of students, I organised multiple-day events for 300 to 600 attendees, handling everything from concept to realisation.
I’ve been teaching piano and participating in music performances since 2009. I participated in a diverse range of short movies, as producer, pianist and even actress. There are a few live events on my name as pianist, and besides the creative side, I like to work as (stage)manager for events and productions.
During my Bachelor Classical Piano, I was being educated by pianist, conductor and composer Henry Kelder, and I took specialty courses in both education and music production. Besides the regular lessons at the conservatory, I attended lessons and masterclasses by Daniël Wayenberg, Klára Würtz, Martyn van den Hoek, Wibi Soerjadi and others.
In 2009, I started the preparatory course at the conservatory in Utrecht where I received my musical education from Hans Eijsackers.
Spending most of my breaks in the music classroom, I found what was really important: the encouragement needed to start my bachelor at the conservatory. During regular classes I really enjoyed science subjects and graduated with all profile subjects from the "nature and health" as well as the "nature and technology" profiles.
As stage manager for the music festival Wonderfeel, I managed everything on and around my stage with enthusiasm and festive energy. This included being host to artists, helping out the tech crew, managing the audience and even helping out musicians in need by turning their pages during concerts.
As a volunteer music teacher I provided music lessons to kids between the ages of 3 and 13 years old. I taught them how to play the piano and ukulele. Although there was a language barrier, especially with the younger kids, I made sure they understood the music lessons and had fun learning.
Before the festival I took care of writing out job description, conducting job interviews and selecting volunteers for SAX14. During the 4-day event, I was overseeing and managing tens of volunteers, making sure everyone did their job well while enjoying the inspirational atmosphere of the saxophone festival. While taking care of the volunteers, I was also hosting the artists, including Branford Marsalis, James Carter and Candy Dulfer.
By joining the HKU’s participation council, I managed to represent not only my musical classmates, but also the students of all other art faculties. In this role, I joined management conferences, became vice-chairman of the council, and advised the executive board.
During the 2012 edition of the Havik concerts, a classical music festival on top of one of the most beautiful canals of Amersfoort, I was stage manager and took care of everything that happened on, and behind the stage.
As student member, I represented my fellow students of the Utrechts Conservatorium during the meetings with the participation council and advised our principal.