Hi! I'm a twenty something living in Ghent, Belgium. I ride BMX, dance to old school Jazz, love to design and organize, shoot pictures, play the tuba and go surfing occasionally. Professionally I am a warehouse worker and part-time creative for hire and teacher.
I can help with your web projects, photography needs, or teach you something new, potentially.
You want to put something on the web? Awesome, I'd love to help!
Basically any web related questions you might have, I probably have an answer for you.
Every website needs content and its one of those things that is often highly underestimated. I can help you with planning your information architecture, writing copy, photography, illustration, transcribing audio and video and translating between Dutch and English.
If you have a big web project and would need a bunch of different parties to work together to achieve your goals, but have no time to handle all the back and forth, I would be happy to take that out of your hands. You only need to deal with me and I find and deal with the others on your behalf to get the results you are after.
Today you can built a website literally on spare change if you know what you are doing. That's not counting your own time though, and you'll spend a lot doing everything yourself. A step up from that are the managed platforms, much faster and easier to work with and still very budget friendly. I can help you set one up in minutes and the actual built shouldn't take more than a few hours for most projects with their design tools. If you have a very specific need, I can build you something totally custom. It'll be expensive, hand coding takes a lot of time and knowhow, but if it is the only way to solve your problem and you are willing to invest then absolutely, let's do it!
You need pictures taken? Fantastic, shall I get my camera?
If you have a specific visual result in mind I call it a shoot. I can handle pretty much any subject.
Capturing the atmosphere and critical moments during an event. My favourite kind of shooting!
Want to learn something new? Perfect, I picked up a variety of skills and love to pass those on. I teach private classes, either one on one or in small groups.
Let me show you how this swing dancing thing works. I dance Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa and Blues. My focus is on social dancing and having a lot of fun on the dancefloor, both leading and a little bit of following.
Learn to better handle a camera and all the steps that are involved in the making of a great picture. Once you know what you're doing you can get great results out of any camera, from your phone to a DSLR.
The web is a both an amazing playground and a place for serious business. In any case you should know how it works, how to build stuff in it and how to let it help you live the life you want to live.
I closely follow the tech industry and I'm pretty handy with computers. Most people use their devices for only a small fraction of what they are capable off and usually very inefficiently too. Let me show you how to set them up properly, customize them for your personal needs and simply use them much better. I can also show you what to look for when shopping for new tech.
I started playing classical music since I was 6 years old and have ever since. Learn how to read sheet music, dig into some music theory or maybe learn how to play the tuba like me (or anything in the trumpet family of instruments).
I'm crazy about bicycles, have been my whole life. Learn about their mechanics, how to maintain your ride or what to look for in a bicycle when shopping for one. If you are the adventurous type I could also introduce you to the awesome world of freestyle BMX.
Very short answer, I charge 50€/hour.
For teaching or consulting that answers the question. For photography and content creating it will depend on the complexity of the assignnment, but I probably can easily estimate how many hours it would take me to do. Just ask.
For full web projects it gets more complicated. There are many paths to take depending on your project's goals, the deadline, your budget, personal preferences and time you could spend working on it yourself. Start with a consult first if you don't really know what you need yet. Once we are clear on what you need I can figure out what that would cost to built. Remember though that most projects cam be realized relatively cheap these days, don't let the web scare you, for the most part it's a very friendly place.
Don't forget that any expenses are not included in my hourly rate. Renting a location or equipment, paying for third party services, travelling... Before the start of every project I'll draft an estimate with a fixed price that we both need to agree to before the work starts. I also charge half in advance and half upon completion.
I'm very flexible and available 7 days a week. I however also have a full time job and might have other engagements.
In other words, contact me to hear what my calendar looks like. I'm sure we can figure something out.
Gentse Hoppers is a group of dancers that support the swing jazz dance and music scene in Ghent. They launched their new website in the summer of 2014. It's a totally custom build on Wordpress. I designed and coded the theme and created all the content. I also write for their blog and run all electronic communication.
Helena is an amazing person, dancer, illustrator and creator. I helped her create a little online presence for herself.
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