Frontend Developer / Designer / UX
Freelance designer & WordPress / PHP developer
I’ve been around some time, and in various roles at different types of companies, be it a graphic designer/brand developer in an ad agency, full webdeveloper (both front- and backend) for a publisher or as a UX-designer/front-end coder in a big organisation or as a freelance designer/coder in a limited-time project.
This made me pretty versatile over the years.
Working at Telenet, the number one player in Belgium when it comes to TV, Internet and Telecommunications.
I was involved in the complete overhaul for their Yelo TV platform, where people can use their laptop, tablets or phones to watch TV, program recordings, re-watch them or order films or series to watch.
In the SCRUM team I'm responsible for UX and frontend, following up on reported bugs and maintaining and adhering to the visual style and designs through code.
Technologies used: AngularJS, Sass, BEM, HTML, Grunt.
Reference URL: yeloplay.be
Currently I am working at Yappa, digital solutions provider, main specialities are webdevelopment and online marketing.
I am responsible for the frontend experience of their clients' sites as well as improving the internal (agile) workflow, methodology etc.
Technologies used: Sass, BEM, HTML, Gulp, Symfony, JS
With the great team at Osudio I worked on their frontend team to get the new Miele marketing and e-commerce site live. I was responsible to translate the designs into working, reusable components and templates for use in their brand new website. Employing Atomic Design we built various components and templates, which were stored in a living style guide with the necessary documentation. Although I was a lot brain and hands for hire, my input was very welcome, and I really enjoyed working with them.
Technologies and methodologies used: Atomic Design, HTML, BEM, Sass, JS, jQuery, Jekyll
Reference URL : Miele.dk (danish version of the site)
For the new to be developed websites of QPark Holdings country branches a start was made. I was responsible for aligning the different countries on a common feature set, while guarding the scope, and analyzing their wishes and communicating those to the developers. This involved designing mockups and wireframes, communicating via online meetings, writing User Stories, testing features and providing documentation to the respective country's marketing team.
Technologies and methodologies used: Atomic Design, HTML, BEM, Sass, JS, Adobe XD, Axure, pm tools.
Reference URL : Q-Park.se (swedish version of the site)
Previously I was working as a UX/Frontend developer, involved in building a complete frontend framework *Tink, with specific attention to unified UX and design, targeted towards the development of web apps for government. To improve on the current situation where there's a mishmash of styles, ux patterns or non-existant ux patterns.
Therefore our team of UX designers and Frontend developers try to 'tink' real hard on use cases, on best practices, but also how most developer can deploy this with smallest effort possible.
Tink is available as an open-source project: http://tink.digipolis.be
After a formal education, I keep up by reading books, blogs, RSS-feeds, magazines, follow the right people and experiment.
I also attend conferences and tech meetups, prepare talks for conferences and often debate best practices with peers.
If you want to know more or want to talk about working together, call me or send a mail.Contact Tom
A small bit about me. I am outgoing, fond of music and thrive in team of curious people who also don't take themselves too seriously. Goal is to create nice looking, great functioning pieces of work. Also: played with LEGO as a kid. Always tinkering.