About me
Skills
Work experience
Proffesional experience
Education
Tools
Hobbies
Contact

About me.

I am a Creative Front-end developer, but I also enjoy design.

In a nut-shell, I’m a designer in a programmer’s skin. I love what I do. Every interaction I create has to look great and feel good to use. I always want to create something that people will love to look at and want to engage with, again and again.

I set high standards, both for myself and those around me. And while I’m a believer that team-work really does make the dream work, I’m just as happy working solo.

But if I’m honest, I’m happiest around people. In my roll as a Senior/Team Leader, I’ve enjoyed helping many interns and juniors to grow their potential. Presenting ideas and explaining concepts comes naturally to me, and I’m a firm believer that if one cannot explain it simply, one doesn’t understand it well enough.

Learning new things and listening to others is a vital part of our work. That comes with the territory. It’s also what makes being a developer/designer so much fun!


Personal information

Name:
Mara Kok
Birthday:
08-06-1984
City:
Amsterdam
Nationality:
Dutch

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My skills.

Always learning and sharing.

apple I am a mac person, I love pretty things ... but also simplicity. Android wil be second in that list, pretty and cheap :-).

terminal Coding, 'Sublime' is my favorite editor. everything starts in the Terminal, packagemangers bower, npm, yeoman, node.js, gulp etc.

ill I enjoy vectors, svg, canvas (Animated with js) and the use of Illustrator + photoshop.

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  • HTML

    100%

    8 years

  • CSS/Sass/SCSS

    90%

    8 years

  • JavaScript/Jquery

    62%

    6 years

  • NPM/gulp/bower/yeoman

    85%

    3 years

  • NODE.JS

    55%

    3 years

  • mongoDB

    35%

    1 years

  • Angular.js/react.js

    52%

    3 years

  • PHP

    42%

    4 years

Software skills

80 %

Photoshop

90 %

Illustrator/Sketch

90 %

Balsamiq

90 %

Sublime Text

90 %

Git (Terminal)

Languages

  • Dutch

    speak - read - write

  • English

    speak - read - write

  • Css3/HTML

    speak - read - write

  • Javascript

    speak - read - write

Work experience.

The companies I worked for in the previous years.

8

Years of experience

15

Hackathons

152+

Projects

Many

Happy days

Proffesional experience.

Working on the procces from start to finish .

Teamwork and Interactions:

Communication with back-end developers, system engineers and visual designers to receive data needed for development.

Interacted and coordinated with technical teams and creative designers to integrate front-end design with back-end technology.

Working with clients:

Discussed and assessed clients’ requirements pertaining to the web design.

Presented new pitches to clients.

Created and developed new user interfaces for clients to enable better sharing of data.

Validated code:

When operating in a team with more than 9 interns, a lot of the work has to be validated in the process.

Testing and Tech Support:

Monitored recently developed and already existing web applications and enabled QA software testing to ensure successful operation.

Education.

  • 2009 2015

    Middlesex University

    Bachelor Multimedia arts, multimedia engineering

  • 2006 2010

    Grafisch Lyceum Amsterdam

    MBO graphic design

Tools.

My Toolbelt

  • 100%

    8 years

  • 90%

    8 years

  • 82%

    6 years

  • 82%

    6 years

  • 85%

    4 years

  • 75%

    4 years

  • 75%

    3 years

  • 52%

    3 years

  • 85%

    4 years

  • 99%

    6 years

  • 90%

    9 years

  • 90%

    9 years

  • 80%

    9 years

Hobbies.

Things I do in my spare time

Longboarding

Skateboarding, snowboarding, wake-boarding... What can I say? I love boards :-) I also enjoy inline skating and cycling (when the Dutch weather allows it).

Music

Who doesn't enjoy music? I’m singer/songwriter - and I’ll admit it, I own far too many guitars.

Rugby

I have played team sports most of my life. I started with soccer and eventually moved on to playing rugby union for Amsterdam, (Rugby Club AAC) and Sevens rugby for Susies Saloon.

Get in touch.

Contact

City:
Amsterdam
Mobile:
+31 6 811 35 711
Website: