I currently work at Mollie, a payment service provider based in Amsterdam. My job is to connect the dots between design and development as a
The Front-end Designer
What’s this front-end design thing you ask? The term was coined by Brad Frost, who writes:
A frontend designer […] lives in a sort of purgatory between worlds:
- They understand UX principles and best practices, but may not spend their time conducting research, creating flows, and planning scenarios.
- They have a keen eye for aesthetics, but may not spend their time pouring over font pairings, comparing color palettes, or creating illustrations and icons.
- They understand the importance of backend development, but may not spend their time writing backend logic, spinning up servers, load testing, etc.
And while I do love pouring over font pairings, upon reading this my first thought was “Hey, this is me!”. So from that point on I’ve been identifying myself as a front-end designer.
Next to the web, I’m a big fan of music, technology, and reading.
About this site
This site is just static HTML, stitched together with a Gulp build step. It was designed in Sketch and Chrome, and coded in MacVim. A small Digital Ocean droplet covers the hosting.
If you’re interested, I’ve also written a bit more about my setup.