About Me

Mike van Putten

Mike van Putten

Hello, my name is Mike van Putten. I am studying Communication & Media Design at HAN University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. 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. Recently I have been making interactive experiences and writing 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, 22
  • Personality Creative, Thoughtful, Versatile, Humor, Still waters run deep
  • Interests Film/TV, Music, Art, Running, Games, Creating

My Education

  • 2016 - Present Arnhem, NL
    HBO, Communication & Media Design HAN University of Applied Sciences
  • 2013 - 2016 Nijmegen, NL
    MBO level 4, Media Design ROC Nijmegen
  • 2009 - 2013 Nijmegen, NL
    VMBO-T Nijmeegse Scholengemeenschap

My Experience

  • 2016 - Present Ooij, NL
    Web Developer & 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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Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!