I create things. By designing as well as building , I discover what is possible with a material or technique. And because I sometimes want to step away from the screen — and occasionally create more tangible objects — I often work with wood in my free time.
In my daily work life, I create digital expressions (like this website). But because I spend a lot of time behind a screen during the day — and sometimes wanted to make objects that you can hold — I started making furniture.
I create mainly to learn. Each project is a new experiment. So, on this page I've dabbled with various techniques, including animating 'variable fonts' and making the photos 'draggable'.
Last year was all about "making with minimal machine use'. In the end it turned out that using a set of chisels, planer and jap saw is often just as fast, but produces a lot less mess and noise than using a machine.
I always start by making sketches, mini models and 3D visualizations. Also because a good plan in advance saves a lot of time — and costs — .
The starting point while building is that the difference between "this is ok" and "this is what I'm proud of" is mainly determined by the attention I pay to detailing and finishing, and less by the design.
The making itself is more the goal than the end result. The smell of wood, shavings and wood glue. Tinkering with some 90's grunge under my ear protection.