“Wow! Totally fantastic”. “An acquired taste”.
Hello traveller! Welcome to the personal homepage of this award-winning design-and-code unicorn (kinda, not really). I enjoy elegance in all things and love rainbows, but I’m just a Belgian with an eye for detail who likes solving problems. Concrete results tend to manifest in the realm of UI and software architecture, with rare ventures into painting, 3D printing and making moderately successful desserts.
You can find me in Amsterdam enjoying the brilliant Framer office, swimming, reading, or having breakfast, brunch, lunch, snacks, drinks or dinner. I’m also on Twitter, Instagram and accept electronic mail from strangers that may become the best of friends.
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Previously — 2003 to 2018
As I grew up from kid to student to adult, MacRabbit grew with me and ended up making five (and shipping four) beloved Mac apps.
- DeskShade — my first attempt at programming swept icons off your Desktop without actually needing to clean up your files. It catered to lazy perfectionists and gave me a taste of business.
- CSSEdit — the visual CSS editor that pioneered Live Preview, won an Apple Design Award and helped thousands of people make their first style sheets (and did its part for some presidential campaigns). I will probably never get closer to creating perfection.
- Espresso — applying the lessons learned from CSSEdit to the entire front-end web development workflow, we shipped 3 major redesigns over a decade. Sound architectural choices allowed our tiny team to compete with much bigger players. Acquired by Warewolf in 2018.
- Magenta — my most humbling failure and learning experience. A truly ambitious image editor product to rival Photoshop for UI and icon design. Even though we got far and I am proud of what we did accomplish, in the end team morale collapsed due to tough luck and some lapses in judgment — e.g. releasing Slicy.
- Slicy (née a baked good) — it gave away Magenta’s killer feature and my proudest achievement: layer-based exporting. All major design software adopted this far superior workflow within a year. Seeing my invention completely supplant a 20-year-old way of doing things while the project that birthed it imploded will forever be a bittersweet memory.
P.S.: Should we ever meet, I will help you pronounce my full name.