digital showcase of Gerben Kuipers

I'm a front-end developer based in the Netherlands, currently working at iWink in Groningen. This showcase, or 'digital playground' as I like to call it, is a small ode to some of the great techniques that make web design a lot of fun nowadays. Here you can find out about me, the work I do, my interests and how you can get in touch with me.
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I'm a front-end developer based in the Netherlands, currently working at iWink in Groningen.

You can view my showcase on a desktop (preferred) or a tablet.

If you want to get in touch with me, simply click one of the buttons below.

tools

There are many ways to design and develop a website, so I would like to give you a sneak peek in the tools that I use on a daily basis to accomplish what I do. Below you can see a set of logo's. Hover them for more information! NOTE: this list is a bit outdated by now and I've adapted to the use of other and newer applications

25% Microsoft Visual Studio I do all my coding with this program. It's powerful and has great customization and workflow.
17% HTML and HTML5 Although I'm learning the grips of HTML5, I haven't used it in a live project yet, but it's coming!
24% CSS and CSS3 I just love the possibilites of CSS3. I'm using it more and more in the projects that I develop. It's great!
22% Adobe Photoshop CS6 I pretty much always used Photoshop for web design.
4% Adobe Fireworks CS6 Used Firworks for while at Snakeware, but eventually that also became Photoshop.
3% Adobe Illustrator CS6 Although I'm not very skilled with Illustrator, I love to goof around and create cool vectors and logo's.
5% Adobe InDesign CS6 Powerful tool to create and edit everything you like for print design.
I used this more in the past.

work

Because I only started working at iWink recently, I don't have anyhing yet to showcase here. Below you can find a selection of projects that I worked on at my former employer Snakeware. Hover them for more details!

Koga

Koga

The new Koga website was an all out project. Completely responsive from big desktop screens to the small screen of your phone. Still one of greatest projects I worked on!

Bols Around The World

Bols Around The World

First we built their PR-site, and later on we had the honor of building the Bols competition website. Very cool project and client!

Dekadrive

Dekadrive

Dekamarkt wanted to go along with the modern age of grocery shopping. So they needed a responsive webshop to make this possible.

Lightcurb

Lightcurb

As a part of Snakeware, Lightcurb was created. The internet of things, using beacons to supply all sorts of information to your end-user.

Pantar Amsterdam

Pantar Amsterdam

This was a unique project to work on. We were given the task to display their year report in a slick digital form. I used the Skrollr script to create a unique digital experience.

Het Schone Streven

Het Schone Streven

Although this website is a lot simpler than other projects I worked on, I still really like how it ended up. The simplicity makes it very nice.

Narvik Homeparcs

Narvik Homeparcs

A bit of an older project that I worked on. Nevertheless there were some fun radical design elements and challenges to work on.

GrandVision

GrandVision

GrandVision needed a new corporate website. Although it's pretty simple and straight forward, I like the way it eventually ended up.

Batavus

Batavus

Batavus is a returning project once every couple of years. The first website I worked on for them was my first responsive works. This one is a lot further than that.

VanVerre

VanVerre

One of the more recent projects. A very large project to say the least. A huge amount of content that had to be made responsive. Quite the challenge.

interests

Besides my passion for the web and my work on a daily basis, I love to spend my free time in different ways. Down here you can find a small selection of my favourite activities, movies and games. You might have guessed it by now: hover them for info!

Hitman

Hitman

Loved the Hitman games from the start, 47 is badass.
Go to website

The Pacific

The Pacific

Next to Band of Brothers, an all time favourite. Go to IMDB

RocknRolla

RocknRolla

I love Guy Ritchie films. This one simply rocks. Go to IMDB

Drive

Drive

A unique type of movie with an amazing soundtrack. Go to IMDB

Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim

Two hours of non-stop awesome graphics and action. Go to IMDB

Battlefield 3

Battlefield 3

I love the Battlefield series, and this version the most. Go to website

Iron Man

Iron Man

Great movies and I just love Stark's character. Go to IMDB

Léon

Léon

One of my all time favourite movies with Jean Reno. Go to IMDB

Ace Ventura

Ace Ventura

Jim Carrey is one of my heroes, he's totally insane! Go to IMDB

Limitless

Limitless

An interesting view on what you could do with all your brain.
Go to IMDB

Planetside 2

Planetside 2

All-out online warfare with thousands of players. Go to website

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

Simply awesome movies with a great cast. Go to IMDB

The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption

Not much to say here. If you haven't seen it: you must! Go to IMDB

Skateboarding

Skateboarding

In my free time I love to ride my skateboard. Still learning a lot, but it's very addictive!

Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers

In my opinion the best WWII display of them all. Go to IMDB

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Can't get enough of this brilliant movie.
Go to IMDB

Django Unchained

Django Unchained

The latest masterpiece of Quentin Tarantino. Go to IMDB

GTA IV

GTA IV

Not the best in the series, but I loved to play the game.
Go to website

Handball

Handball

I've been playing handball for 7 years now and still enjoy it a lot! Action packed and fast sport.

Dexter

Dexter

One of the few series that I'm really addicted to. Go to IMDB

Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction

Still one of Quentin Tarantino's best movies. Go to IMDB

Thor

Thor

Loved the movie and the universe it's based in. Go to IMDB

Total Recall

Total Recall

I'm very charmed by this modern version of the movie. Go to IMDB

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad

Without a doubt my all time favourite serie.
Go to IMDB

Lucky Number Slevin

Lucky Number Slevin

Brilliant story and brilliant cast. Go to IMDB

Boondock Saints

Boondock Saints

I probably watched this movie more than 30 times. Go to IMDB

The Avengers

The Avengers

One big spectacle of effects and great humor. Go to IMDB

Fight Club

Fight Club

In my opinion a classic. Pay good attention though! Go to IMDB

Company of Heroes

Company of Heroes

The best strategy game I've come across.
Go to website

Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds

Ridiculously good movie taking place in world war II. Go to IMDB

contact

So if you want, you can contact me for a chat or questions about pretty much anything. You can find me on a couple of social networks which are listed below!