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flowen

Sr. UI engineer in NL/UK, 🌊 🌊 🌊

New mini-folio at flowen.me

Nextjs, framer motion, stitches, and Figma.

Would love to hear what u think!

3 months ago

About

UI-developer that enjoys building performant and fast apps. UI, 3d, and animation are the topics I focus on and love to tinker with. Love working together with great teammates or independently.

Projects

2022

Early startup around MO - Metaverse Organism.
Mysterious, cute-looking creature from a secret lab.

Worked on the prototype in a Ruby environment, using three.js, and react-spring to create components and UIs.
Finalized by migrating the product to react-fiber in Nextjs.

2021

🌶️🥵💀 but we did it

Worked on the prelaunch of sound.xyz. The NFT platform for artists to actually earn money vs bs Spotify streaming pennies by selling parts of their song as NFT's in which in a Soundcloud-manner the owners of the NFT can add a comment.

2021

Another product with MSCHF. This time I created a clone of Omegle, but with an extra twist: you're able to select an online celebrity and record a video with him/her and share this with the world to earn 'clout'.

Nuxt static frontend with lots of animations and basically copying omegle's design (never underestimate how hard it is to redo an oldskool design 😂)

2021

MSCHF bought over 100 likely presidential domains and sold shares of each domain to its fans.

I created a custom webshop with node.js, Stripe API and DynamoDB (AWS) plus a static frontend with Nuxt.

MSCHF is known for creating viral products. The webshop had to be able to handle a high influx of visitors. Using AWS to automagically scale servers, S3 buckets with a static frontend (Nuxt) and DynamoDB to track purchases. Within an hour all domain shares were sold out.

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2020

Little fun & coding studio with Sander Fisher.

Heavy on animations and lots of fun details.

Side Projects

Ongoing

Usually just for fun. Audioreactive visuals, graphics, illustrations, photoshop mockups, generated visuals, 3d, three.js, Unity, Processing, Ableton Live, and photography

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2019

Full side-project including copy, design & code.

See this thread for more info:
twitter.com/flowen_AF/stat…

2018

Wrote a fiction book.

if you dig it, hit me up and I'll send you a free copy

Writing

2018

My wife challenged me to write a book in 30 days: medium.com/@flowen/im-wri…

and I actually did it. Here's the plot:

In a future where South and North Korea have unified, we follow the life of a young introvert geek. Living in the slums of Pyongyang. He works a day job as a network engineer. But at the weekend he indulges in futuristic drugs at underground parties.

He wakes up all alone in a dark basement after losing control of himself at a party. No memories, a bunch of unread messages on his phone, he has no clue what happened. But after this incident, strange visual glitches are popping up. He's afraid he might be going crazy.

Yet, his roommate, Chung-Hei, connects his experiences to old Korean shamanistic mythologies. This starts off an investigation and together they go up to Mount Paektu. All while following the thoughts of a man going insane.

Shinbyeong also contains a documentary to support the storyline. Telling you what happened to North Korea before and after the unification. And explains real, ancient Korean mythologies to support the story.

If you like it, hit me up, I'll send you a copy.

2017

A little piece about my adventures in Bangladesh

2016

Still my favorite story I've ever written

Work Experience

2012 — Now
Remote

Freelance UI development.

Been working fully remote for over 5 years now. For small businesses and large corporations to startups. Sometimes managing developers and doing design as well as UI development.

Lately been focused on React (Gatsby), Vue (Nuxt) Three.js, animation, and user interfaces.

I believe strong communication skills are a must, especially for remote jobs. Communication is key to avoid confusion and thus time and money.

I feel less opinionated about: backend technologies, branding, and content creation.

I adjust well to the client's or team's specific needs and have experience adjusting to many different kinds of coding environments. My fuerte is Styling & Javascript. Always trying to keep things simple.

I also tried creating a few products myself and have experience and empathy for those who are walking into the unknown.

2009 — 2013
Utrecht, Netherlands

FED roots: Junior ➡️ Senior

Education

2009 — Now
Bachelor of communication at InHolland
Netherlands

University of applied sciences. Who cares really ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Contact

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