Katrin Korfmann is a German artist working in Amsterdam. Her works are large photographs with an insane amount of detail. Each step you take towards them reveals a new layer of information. This idea formed the basis of the design Roosje Klap made for her website. I worked with Zoomify and adapted my portfolio CMS to work with the large uploads necessary for the zoom effect.
As a developer web standards and best practices are important to me, but as I hail from the fine arts, I also understand the reality of small budgets and the wish to experiment. I believe in collaborating closely with graphic designers and clients. Together, we'll look at all the options on the table, and realise the best of 'em, while we work within the constraints of budgets and technology.
The web and I got acquainted when I started studying Interaction Design in 1998. It was only 4 years old and the .com bubble had yet to burst. Much of what I learned was geared at the promise of the internet and the web. Slowly but surely I got hooked up.
Later, when I started pursuing a career in fine arts, I kept on working with the web. I built a portfolio CMS in PHP and started to offer it to fellow artists and small organisations. This got me connected with graphic designers like 75B, Roosje Klap and Kommerz. They hired me as a developer on their web related projects, which was the start of Grok Projects: A web development bureau for artistic and creative initiatives.
My free time I spent reading anything from the south of the U.S where I co-founded the artist residency Deltaworkers in New Orleans. But mostly I like to stay at home to make/eat Kimchi and watch movies.
— Joris Lindhout (email@example.com)
Roosje Klap is a studio for visual communication, mainly graphic design. The studio researches the experimental boundaries of custom fit design, collaborative yet peculiar. I’ve collaborated on web related projects many a time with Roosje. Her studio’s website is an example of this. It’s built on an early version of my portfolio CMS.
Gabriel Lester is a well known artist from the Netherlands. He exhibited on the dOCUMENTA (13), the Venice Biennale and Performa 13 amongst many other things. While working as his personal assistant I developed my portfolio CMS on which his site ran originally. In 2015 we ported the layout to WordPress.