Flexibility, autonomy and creativity are the three keywords that characterize me as a working person. After having built a successful company from the ground up together with my friends / old associates, the desire to create a new business of my own is now at the top of my list.
My name is
Mickel van Kouwen (36), a freelance digital designer with a passion for creative branding, Born and raised in the area of Utrecht, a middle large city in the center of the Netherlands. Besides putting my creative talent into design and interaction, I’m also a relaxed, but at the same time serious guy to work with. In my freetime i like to kitesurf, mountainbike, snowboard and hanging out with my friends, have fun with my dog Charlie and do primitive things like drinking beer and BBQ…
I am fully up to date with web design, app design and interaction. Developing creative and interactive solutions gives me the opportunity to create both concept and design.
I stand out in translating the newest trends to surprising, unique and highly usable solutions as is reflected by the awards I have won (with my previous colleagues / clients): FWA Award ‘Mobile of the day’, multiple Customer Media Awards, EMMA Award, a golden SpinAwards (best content) …and loads of small ‘Site of the Day’ awards.
As creative director I was involved with every part of the process of building new unique online solutions: research, concept & strategy, art direction. And also the different aspects of the production process. I can proudly say that two art directors, under my supervision, were rewarded with several important awards like FWA Awards or SpinAwards .
My ambition to give online meaning to big brands starts here. During my internship I develop the qualities needed to be an interactive designer. As a result of that I help VBAT win two piches: BNR Nieuwsradio and Het Financieel Dagblad.