Fine artist Sara Bjarland was looking for a replacement of her old Indexhibit website. She wanted a clean, responsive design. It was important to Sara that her images and videos would take up as much space as possible without loosing picture quality.
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)
Guido van der Werve is a video artist, composer and athlete operating internationally. His films usually give the impression of being registrations of performances in which endurance, classical music and chess play some kind of role. He designed this portfolio website himself. I turned it into a responsive WordPress theme.
Janneke van der Putten is an artist based in Rotterdam. She mainly works with different sounds and her voice creating performances, installations, publications and recordings. The responsive design is made by Janneke herself; I’ve adapted it into a simple WordPress theme.
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.