Media Design, so, you are now at your home office, which has a fabulous view of the Dutch landscape, I see some ducks in the water outside the window. Do these surroundings help your inspiration?
You can definitively say this is an interesting area here, because sometimes I really feel like i've landed in the middle of a zoo. We have sheep in the garden, cats at home in my room, there's all kinds of animals roaming around the house. The animals don't really inspire me however. It's mostly the views. The incredible landscape view I have here is one of the most inspiring things, especially when I wake up in the morning and find the most beautiful sunrises. Also, interesting is, many artists and painters in the world have said that the Netherlands have the best natural light, which I really agree with. The light here, related to the clouds and the landscape, is really astonishing. I draw a lot of inspiration from that. It's also something you can see on the site itself. Several of the headers incorporate pictures taken in this area, and mostly feature the skies.
And now the site is live and you will have spare time again. Which projects will be able to benefit from your energy in the coming months?
Well, there's the WebNL Conference we hope to set up. Which of course, you are part of. A lot of energy will go into my new company; the first two weeks have been pretty much dedicated to getting the site finished before the SXSW Webawards. An interesting deadline to have (I hope it pays off).
There are some more projects in the running, that I really can't talk about yet.
I'm also speaking during SXSW, so that too is something I'll be putting a lot of energy into as well.
I have a lot of projects going, but for the time being, the WebNL conference and my own company will be the main focus.
Thanks for answering these questions!
(This Interview was recorded using mini disc, and will not be released as a podcast)