About Me

Mike van Putten

Mike van Putten

Hello, my name is Mike van Putten. I love creating design, art and film that is accessible and unique!

I studied Communication & Media Design at HAN University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands and I specialized in experience design and branding. My goal is to design brands that matter and create experiences that are remembered. With my work I want to transport people into another world. So embedding my work with feeling, a message, and excitement is very important.

There is nothing that I love more than being creative. I started out messing about in Paint. When I was 10 I started recording and editing my own videos. I even did my own visual effects in After Effects! When it was time to publish my videos online I thought “Why not create my own website?”, so I did. With that I learned the importance of user-friendly interfaces. In the future I hope to share many more experiences and stories.

I put myself into my work, so check out my portfolio to learn more.

  • Location Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Languages Dutch & English
  • Birthday 30th of September 1996, 25
  • Personality Creative, Thoughtful, Versatile, Humor, Still waters run deep
  • Interests Film/TV, Music, Art, Running, Games, Creating, DnD

My Education

  • 2019 & 2020 Nijmegen, NL
    Minor Brandmanagement Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen
  • 2016 - 2021 Arnhem, NL
    HBO, Communication & Media Design HAN University of Applied Sciences
  • 2013 - 2016 Nijmegen, NL
    MBO level 4, Media Design ROC Nijmegen

My Experience

  • 2019 Eindhoven, NL
    Intern at Partout At Partout my UX knowledge doubled! I created designs and experiences for well-known brands during my internship at this impressive company.
  • 2016 - 2022 Ooij, NL
    Designer at Base Media My love for creating good user experiences originates from BaseMedia. Working on webshops has taught me many things about how people use the web.
  • 2014 & 2015 Nijmegen, NL
    Intern at Byron Reclamebureau A fun internship where I created many websites for local business like Crudo. I even got the chance to make some videos.

My Skills

Videos

When I was 10 years old I started making my own videos. Ever since then I greatly enjoy editing, writing, filming, voice acting and sound design. I create short films, trailers, wedding videos, commercials and more.

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Websites

Creating works that people will actually use is great. Not only do people touch and navigate through my designs, It’s also a fun goal to make it easy and worthwhile to do those things. And that is why I think my websites are great: fast, easy to use, to the point and fun!

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Experiences

Everything I create is about what you feel and experience, that's what these works are all about. Whether it's a game, a story or just sound, you will definitely be immersed in another world.

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Designs

Photoshop version 7 kick-started my design journey. Today I still use Photoshop daily, alongside Illustrator and InDesign. To me a perfect design is modular, accessible, and fun to look at. For me inspiration is important, so I’m alert and always on the lookout for cool images and designs.

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Photography

I like capturing important moments and messing with cameras and lenses. But what I love most about photography is making things look nice. Sometimes nicer than in real life! I take pictures of people, food, events, buildings, landscapes, and clouds. I especially like clouds.

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UX & UI

This is a collection of some of my work in UX & UI.

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Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!