About Me.

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My name is Jurn. I work as a freelance designer and front-end developer, 100% remote, for clients all over the world.

If you imagine a venn-diagram of business, design and development, you'll find me right in the middle.

My career started in 2014 as a webdesigner at TUI, world's largest travel company, where I worked for two years while finishing college in the evenings.

In 2015, I started VloggingPro, a website about vlogging. I grew that from 0 to 100.000 unique visitors a month within the first twelve months. Eventually I decided to leave TUI to focus on VloggingPro full-time and turned it into a business that generated up to $7000 per month.

Although I enjoyed running VloggingPro, I missed doing design and development work and started doing more freelance work for select clients.

While sharing my work with clients I always made nice looking mockups but grew tired from how much time each one took. So I build Screely, a tool to generate mockups from screenshots. Since 2018, Screely has been used by more then 300.000 people including companies such as Amazon, Github, Google, Shopify and Uber as users.

As my focus turned towards client work and Screely I decided to sell VloggingPro and it got acquired in early 2020.

I also really enjoy writing and have written for publications like CSS Tricks, Smashing Magazine FreeCodeCamp, Honeypot and UX Collective.

After work I really enjoy cycling, lifting weights, hiking, watching Formula 1 and reading books.

Skills & Experience

  • Excellent knowledge of web fundamentals: HTML, CSS and vanilla JavaScript and Typescript
  • Extensive experience with React.js and React frameworks like Next.js and Gatsby
  • Experience with modern development tooling (GitHub, NPM and Yarn, Docker, etc.)
  • Strong UX and UI design skills with the ability to guide a project from user research to high-fidelity prototypes
  • Extensive experience designing and creating prototypes in Sketch and Figma
  • Good understanding of SEO principles, especially on-page and technical SEO
  • 5+ years of remote working experience, strong self-starter and able to work independently and communicate asynchronously.
  • Able to speak four languages; Dutch (native), English (fluent), Thai (intermediate) and German (elementary-intermediate) and experienced in working in cross-cultural teams.
  • Diligent and self-motivated with good communication and problem-solving skills.

Awards

T500: Shortlist of the most promising digital talent of The Netherlands under 26
T​he T500 is the definitive list of the Netherlands' most inspiring under 26s across all fields of digital created by The Next Web.
2018, 2019

Website of the Year (Tourism & Leisure)
Won the Website of the Year award in the category Holidays & Tourism with tui.nl
2014, 2015, 2016

Education

Bsc, Communication and Multimedia Design
The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Graduated early 2016 with minors completed in: online marketing, web analytics, computer networking and computer Science
September 2012 - January 2016

Computer Science
The Hague University of Applied Sciences​
September 2011 - June 2012

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