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tl;dr I'm Danny de Vries. Indie Maker building digital products for the web and lecturer at CMD Amsterdam.

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.

Portait of Danny de Vries

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.


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.