I'm a thinker, entrepreneur, designer and developer. I love open source technology, socially responsible business models and independent journalism. I work and play at the intersection of all these varying passions.
ENTP, cynical, sarcastic optimist. I like hard problems. And tattoos.
I was born in Scotland to English and Irish parents, grew up in The Philippines and my first language is Dutch. Most recently I lived in Egypt, but before that I lived and worked in Austria. I also speak German.
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I studied contemporary music at university, which I thoroughly enjoyed right up until the point that I realised I was a terrible musician. From that point onwards, I started making websites to promote my friends' bands instead.
Over the course of a few years, I went from building websites for friends, to local businesses, to national businesses. Eventually I had carved out a niche designing and building blogs for major organisations like Microsoft, Nokia, Ubisoft, Virgin Atlantic, KLM, EasyJet, MTV, Visit Australia, Tourism Spain and countless others.
As I was growing my web design portfolio, I became very involved in core WordPress community. Eventually becoming the Deputy Head of the UI Group, helping to design and build the world's most popular content management system.
After a few years of watching WordPress evolve from a small blogging platform into a full-blown CMS, I wondered what it might look like if it were redesigned from the ground up; purely for publishing. I wrote a blog post with my ideas for what that might look like.
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