Curriculum Vitae of Harmen Janssen

Born 1985 in Nijmegen, the Netherlands


1997 - 2002
Stedelijke Scholen Gemeenschap Nijmegen, HAVO.
2003 - 2006
Studied Multimedia Design at The Eindhovense School (formerly known as the 'Grafisch Lyceum Eindhoven'), specialising in Authoring.

Working experience

2002 - 2003
I was not sure what education would suit me best, so I spent the year exploring while working at DYKA as a warehouse employee.
August 2004 - January 2005
Six months internship at Quipment, where I was mainly responsible for Actionscript programming and webdesign.
January 2006 - May 2006
Five months internship at The Fruitlounge. I was responsible for both client-side and server-side development.
2005 - 2006
I am getting approached more and more for web-related issues and doing approximately one job a month independantly.
2006 - Q4 2007
I'm working as a full-time, official freelance developer. I have worked on various Dutch and foreign websites.
Q4 2007 - Q4 2008
Working for Dutch Internet Works, as a designer and developer.
Q4 2008 - current
Working for Grrr Medialab, as a web developer.


Markup language
Perfectly capable of writing valid (X)HTML according to W3C guidelines. I write validating CSS (levels 1, 2 and 3) to provide this markup with some style. I also know my way around XML and XSLT, albeit in a slightly more concise fashion.
Client-side scripting
I am able to enhance a website's behaviour using Javascript. In addition, I can write so-called AJAX applications which communicate with server-side scripts. All scripts are written according to the W3C DOM.
Server-side scripting
Capable of writing dynamic pages using PHP in combination with MySQL. I can write Object Oriented solutions and I'm able to think out application designs.
Basic knowledge of Flash as a piece of software and, albeit mostly theoretical, extensive knowledge of Actionscript 2.0.

I know my way around Photoshop and Illustrator.

I also have a good understanding of usability, accessibility and findability on the web and in interfaces in general.


Take a look at my portfolio page


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