Hi! Nice to meet you.
I design and develop experiences that make me smile, and help people be their best selves.
My passion is organising information in a visually striking way, and bringing complex ideas to life with technology. I am naturally curious for the world, and love exploring big ideas while collaborating across disciplines.
I love the concept of digital tools: Interfaces that help you create, work, discover, and grow in any way you find important – without being in your way.
Polish every pixel
Call me a devil, cause I'm up in those details. Interfaces are so much more than just static screens: they have loading states, page transitions, edge cases and more. My favourite thing is enriching interfaces with animations and interactivity.
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Dipping my toes into GPT tonight to test the feasibility of a random idea I had. Some observations:
• This stuff feels scarily complex and trivially easy at the same time
• Datasets are fun to hoard
• Python environments will be the death of me
It’s (a)live!! Congrats on the launch @ivory! Downloaded and subscribed right away 🎉
Seriously impressed with all the cool design happening on here. I’ve felt stuck between wanting to create/post more while simultaneously feeling uninspired and not good enough to share.
Hoping to get out of that creative rut soon (and absolutely sure I will, eventually)..
I think I'd like to get a tattoo. I've been toying with an idea for the past two years now — a reminder to myself that bad times will get better and good times should be enjoyed in the moment.
But I need to find the right font. I've used FF DIN for this temporary try-out and I like it, but I'm not 100% sure it's the perfect match. I've been stuck on this for a while now 😬
Send me your favourite thin sans serif font!
Am I correct in thinking there are no keyboard shortcuts or menu actions in #Figma for constraining left/right/top/bottom? I use the alignment shortcuts a ton, wish I could set constraints in the same way ⌨️
Here’s to a wonderful 2023 🎇
I love the Local timeline. I think it’s the coolest and most differentiating feature Mastodon has. I love how it fosters community and discoverability, especially on small servers where it’s not yet another firehose.
One of those “UI is tough” days
Been a while since I did some #webdev! The blog on my portfolio was looking stale, so I spent Boxing Day playing around with the Mastodon API to add a section for my latest Toots. Check it out: https://zeno.zone
Zeno Kapitein | Portfolio
I was so excited (= late) to catch the train homeward that I forgot to pack one small detail…
…the ingredients for tonight’s starter course
Meh. Today’s 🏋🏼♂️ session left me super unsatisfied. But went and did it, and now it’s 🎄 time
- Marked as sensitiveGym pic
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Merry Liftmas 🥸
Sleeve finally fills the void left by Bowtie years ago – insta-bought!
Deadlifted 120kg today 🏋🏼♂️
All the apps I’ll ever need are yellow
Sent from @ivory 🎺
Love seeing this place come alive.
Looking for last-minute Christmas gift ideas to put on my list. If you've got any recommendations for (digital) books, design tools, nicely designed products, or other nerdy stuff... Send them my way!
As Design Engineer at online recording platform Riverside, I bridged the gap between the design and development teams.
My work included designing UI, speccing it for developers to implement, and creating prototypes and code examples of animations that would enhance the product further. I also set up and maintained the Riverside Design System, and learned a ton about creating reusable components.
Carried out in the scope of the MA Digital Experience Design at Hyper Island UK, my graduation thesis examines flow in digital tools, and aims to provide a new model to help digital designers create interfaces that cause (more) flow.
Check out the 15-minute summary video belowCheck out the full thesis
I tried my hardest to make it anything but dry
Dutch Coding Company
Dutch Coding Company is a web & app studio based in Eindhoven. I have had the pleasure of working with them on multiple projects, from mobile apps to animation-enriched websites. As part of their website redesign, I got to add animations and page transitions in numerous places.
To accompany the beautiful videos they made, I created a number of 3D device components that would spin- or flip around as you scrolled the page. In places where a handmade video couldn't be made, the device frame could be filled with a screen recording, and it would mirror the 3D transforms made by the device. Another highlight is the website's main menu, which includes staggered animations and a smoothly rippling wave at the bottom.
In 2015 I was approached by a group of authors to collaborate on a special project: a website about the serious side of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Everything about Eurostory is custom-built with attention to detail: a specialised block editor, a rich database of contest info, SEO optimisations, and a sleek design.
To top it off, during the Song Contest itself I get to make short vlogs about my experiences, finding my way as a videographer.
DebaTable is a technologically enhanced meeting table that mediates discussions and stimulates time-efficient debates.
It works by measuring and then visualising each participant’s speaking time within the past minutes. Additionally, a slowly expanding circle in the middle shows the discussion time left per topic, as voted on by each participant.
Wervingsdagen is responsible for organising the largest career events of the Eindhoven University of Technology, helping 160 companies with 3700 students. I learned to collaborate with my fellow board members, work with 9 study associations, and maintain professional attitude towards client companies.
Intermedia is an interactive light installation made for light art festival GLOW Eindhoven 2016. I programmed its 3 visualisations using a pretty complex technology stack (Kinect sensors, local networking, beamers, adaptive soundtrack). The result was a wonderful experience, with many strangers connecting with each other through a screen.
Leading a team of 15+ graphical designers in creating bimonthly edition of Expreszo, the biggest LGBTQ+ youth magazine of the Netherlands. When Expreszo moved from a paper publication to online, I helped in developing the web platform, creating the theme and modules of the website.