CurriculumVitae&Portfolio

Je suis..

Lars Douwe Schuitema. Born on 11 March 1992 in Enschede. As a little boy I liked drawing, going outside a lot, and playing the computer.

When I grew older I started building websites. The first website I ever worked on was a so called "criminals game" website, were people could compete against each other as a gangster. I didn't really build it myself, but I changed the design and edited the database details. Later on I would start building my first HTML websites.

Starting higher education I didn't really know what to expect. As a kid I never really liked studying books and doing what others (teachers) say. Instead I preferred creating my own projects. But ofcourse I was no longer a kid and started doing what was necessary to achieve my goals.

Things I like

Food to read

Blogs coming soon .. you'll see!

Work exp.

Junior Frontend Developer Semias
Part-time
June 2015 - present

Entrepreneur Webperfect
June 2012 - April 2015

Front-end Developer ME Media
Part-time & Internship
September 2011 - September 2014

Facebook Developer 1SocialMedia
Internship
June 2011 - January 2012

Merchandiser Albert Heijn
Part-time
March 2007 - March 2010

Coding

One of the skills I like most is coding, because you can actually build the product that you figured out. It is the skill were multiple important parts about the product comes together. Things like design, interaction and content.

Knowledge

LESS, SASS, Flexbox, HTML, CSS, PHP, NodeJS, SQL, JavaScript, jQuery, JSON, XML, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Premiere, Illustrator, Indesign, Wordpress, WooCommerce, Bootstrap, Formstone, Joomla, Virtuemart, MySQL Workbench, Sublime Text, Filezilla, Koala, Virtualbox, Command Prompt, Angular, GruntJS, MongoDB, SEO, GitHub, CoffeeScript

Design

A lot of designs nowadays look the same. We design like robots. I hate it. Design is not just about usability or interaction, it is also about creativity and aesthetic. If a company askes you to build a website and you make one that looks the same as all the other companies, you did something wrong.

Skill mastery

Mastering a skill requires both theory and practice. Once you have mastered a skill it becomes automatic. The only way to really master a skill is to decide which path you're going to take. Personally I have decided to go more into code, because you can actually build what you have in mind.

Sports is what I do to stay fit and mentally strong

I started playing football when I was five. I loved playing in a team and winning the game together. When I turned eightteen I felt I wanted to do something else, so I started kickboxing. Kickboxing made me mentally stronger, which helped me achieve under pressure.

I build experiences, not just a website or an app.

Looking at my skills you would assume I build websites, but what about bringing the experience to a local shop? I don't just minimize my creativity to creating websites, but use my fantasy to give the customer and their customers a total experience.

A look into my work

Brightline (2011) Custom made design using the corporate identity of Brightline, who is specialised in car lettering, corporate identity and more creative products. The website uses Joomla. View work

Zonnebeld (2013) Company website for a garden center. The website has a custom made design that was created using the corporate identity. The website administrator can manage the website using Joomla. View work

BroodjeNu (2014) Webshop for a sandwich delivery service with a custom design following the corporate identity. The build on Wordpress including WooCommerce. View work

LiveDebat (2016) Concept prototype for a second screen app for television station NPO Politics. Watch live debates and debate with other users about different subjects using the hashtagdebate function. View work

Education.

Communication & Multimedia Design HBO Hogeschool van Amsterdam
Amsterdam
2014 - heden
Propedeuse 2014 - 2015

Interactive Design MBO-4 ROC van Twente
Enschede
2009 - 2013

Multimedia VMBO-KT
Scholengemeenschap Stedelijk Lyceum
Enschede
2007 - 2009

VMBO-T Bonhoeffer College v/d Waalslaan
Enschede
2004 - 2007