Experience in Creative Coding
To give you an idea of the projects I work on, here’s an overview of some of the creative coding projects I worked on over the past few years:
- Discover the world of Data Art; Google Cloud Natural Language API (Python), data visualisation (Python / Matplotlib), Illustration (Inkscape), and knowledge sharing (blogpost, git repos); 2019.
- Find a secret message in a book; Caesar Cypher (Python); 2020.
- Use data analysis to crack a Dutch TV show (Wie is de Mol); Bayesian statistics (Python) and data visualisation (Python, Matplotlib); 2022.
- Build my own watch faces for smartwaches; Pebble Time (2015); Garmin Connect IQ (2022).
Besides this, I had jobs that focused on data and analytics. From 2012 to the summer of 2020 I worked in the field of digital analytics in an online marketing context. From the summer of 2020 to the end of 2022, I worked as a business & data analyst in the public sector.
From 2023 onwards, I’m a freelance trainer and analyst. And dedicate more time to personal, creative projects.
The value of personal, creative projects
I learned a lot on the job. But I sometimes feel the urge to try out some new technology. When this happens, I define a personal project that forces me to try out some piece of technology. With this mindset, I’ve worked on some interesting products (as listed above).
I give talks and workshops about these projects as well. They show how data and code can be combined in interesting and creative ways.
Blending data analysis, ethics and creativity
I currently see myself as having a somewhat weird, but interesting mix of interests. I like to work with data through code and visualisation. I like reading about the field to see where it’s going. I like to implement new theories and ways of working in businesses. I like the ethical dilemmas that come up when working technology and data. And I like the creative potential that data and data analysis have.
Let’s just say I combine my views on data analysis, data ethics and creativity to create value. Curious to see how this can help you? Reach out.