Hi! I'm Danny de Vries (@dandevri), which you've probably already guessed from the header above. I like making stuff on the internet. I'm passionate about technology, privacy, time well spent, interfaces and building digital products.
My approach is organized, systematic and inclusive. I embrace flexibility, modularity and am willing to learn but also expect to be wrong.
I am devoted to make technology (and coding) more human, fun and playful. I like to make things that I haven’t made before, that's how I learn.
I live by these 10 principles.
I'm a lecturer and mentor at Communication and Multimedia Design, a human-centred and context-sensitive bachelor-level design education in the field of interactive digital products and services, at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. I lecture about designing for the web in the technical courses of our program such as; front-end, back-end & data visualization.
I like to speak at conferences, meetups and offices or give a guest lecture at your school or university. You should invite me. I share what I learn trough writing posts or online classes and courses.
I'm a big believer in digital side projects and continuously creating. A lot of what I do is open source.
I'm pretty good at tinkering with a Raspberry Pi, watching sci-fi series and playing indie games. When I'm offline I like to cook while listening to podcasts and reading books.
- Movie: Blade Runner (1982)
- Series: Silicon Valley (2014)
- Book: Deep Work by Cal Newport
- Link: Design Machines
Back in the day
I graduated from CMD Amsterdam with a Bachelor of Science and started working at agencies like Fabrique and We Brand Creative working on projects for high-profile clients all while doing freelance projects on the side. I saw the good, the bad, and the ugly when it came to dealing with clients, project deadlines and agency culture and got fed up.