Michiel has been mastering web development and UX/UI design for the past decade and a half, including the nine years he spent as the co-owner of a design studio in Brazil. Passionate about helping to shape the next stage of the web’s evolution, he is constantly experimenting with new tools, frameworks and libraries.

Michiel also has experience with furniture and interior design, which has given him a sense for the details that make a digital experience seem authentic, embodied and fluid. “If you merely thought about coffee and all of the sudden it was in your mouth, that would be disorienting” he explains. “I’m interested in the digital equivalent of the part where you smell it, anticipate it and lift the mug to your lips. I love inventing ways to make transitions feel natural in digital spaces.”

Key skills include:

  • Front-end development (e.g. JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Drupal, WordPress, etc.)
  • Prototyping
  • User-experience design
  • Responsive design