Hi, If you didn't notice it yet... My name is Joost Elfering and I'm a Dutch web-designer/developer. I was born in 1985. The year of Ms Windows 1.0, the GNU Manifest, foundation of the FSF and the movie "Back to the future".
I was born into a new technological world on the move. The technology grew, so did I.
Technology has always been something central in my life. At the age of five I had my first contact with a computer and at seven we got our first home computer in the family.
Other technology like tv's, audio installations and other gadgets always interested me. I like to be an ealy adopter and tinker with new toys.
Technology is only part of what I do. Design is also part of my heritage. My family has an artistic history of painters, sculpters and architects. I also have some of those genomes.
My direct artistic link is my father who was an amateur Art painter. My own artistic interest started with simple drawing to relax me.
Combining both these passions turned me into that what I am today. The crosspoint of technology and design, UX design. In my life I am curious, ambitious and driven to reach my personal goals. My own Passion became part my work.
My employers and projects have always reflected my personal interests. I try to find work where I can give myself the full 100% and beyond. To fit me best the project either has to do something with technological innovation, some elements of design and maybe even a touch of science. I try to stride towards those goals and create new ideas and innovations as I go along.