I grew up in a small city in the North of the Netherlands called Groningen. There I spend my life learning what my passions were: music, people and the beauty of design and code. I worked as a freelancer frontender and a barman in several clubs and waitered in restaurants.
Then that little town became a bit too little. I was studying business school when I was offered to volunteer as a peer-to-peer empowerment trainer in Armenia. I lived in Armenia for a year, during which I became fascinated by social media. After half a year the project was I volunteered for was cancelled. I remained in Armenia working as a volunteer coordinator for the Armenian international film festival Golden Apricot for the remainder of the year.
When I returned to the Netherlands I picked up my studies and ventured even more into the world of social media. I had no knowledge of traditional internet marketing so I took up a traineeship at an internet marketing company called redmonkey.
To no ones surprise I took up an internship as a project manager at theFactor.e for my 3rd year mandatory internship. I was 23 by then and I began to feel comfortable talking about social media. I worked as a social media consultants for theFactor.e until I noticed that my skills were not well-developed enough to advise high-tier clients.
My interest in social media marketing soon developed in business development and personal leadership through social technologies. This was awakened by several lectures on change management, networking and marketing.
Currently I'm finishing my studies as a 4th year student with a specialisation in IT Service Management at a business development company called Budeco in Utrecht. I'm researching the effect of social media on personal leadership and motivation on employees of an organsation.
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I'm a young frontender and social technology consultant with the spirit of an entrepreneur. I help organisations and individuals translate their business to online media. I specialize in modern online communication methods and marketing techniques.
Social Media, Search Engine Optimization, Online Presence & Identity, HTML, CSS, Semantics, Consulting, e-Business
2007 - Current
Basing websites from existing PSD files to valid XHTML 1.1 Strict and CSS for clients using hetCMS as their content management system. Brand development, web site traffic growth, web site UI and advertising revenue. Developing online strategies, focused on integrating social media in the marketing process of existing companies.
2007 - October 2010
Projectmanagement internship at theFactor.e supporting the projectmanagement department with various tasks such as standardised management reports and helping to develop a long term social media strategy.
September 2008 - December 2009
Brand development, web site traffic growth, web site UI and advertising revenue. Developing online strategies, focused on integrating social media in the marketing process of existing companies.
January 2008 - July 2008
Due to government restrictions surrounding the empowerment training program I worked with GAIFF. I coordinated a group of 120 volunteers. During the festival I've also coordinated guests and VIP's at the main cinema.
Juli 2007 - December 2007
Through the EVS program I trained youth in empowerment. The aim of the project was HIV prevention. For the project I resided in Yerevan, Armenia for a year.
2002 - 2007
At New Attraction I've volunteered and coordinated volunteers for several years.
Minor IT Service Management
Minor IT Service Management with focus on sourcing and consultancy within the IT sector.
2006 - 2011
Bachelor Business Administration
Bachelor Business Administration with focus on personal leadership, management and the influence of technology on businesses.
Any questions, remarks, inquiries or if you just want to get in touch, feel free to send me an email or find me on any of the social networks on the side!