Curriculum Vitae

PROFILE

Personal Information:
Ivar Brouwer
Date of Birth: 21/10/1974
Nationality: Dutch

I am a Visual Designer with a specialism on Icon Design and User-Centric design for small screens who works well in small dedicated project teams with iterative projects and multi-diciplinair colleagues

My mission statement in design is to create designs that enable useful and meaningful behaviour for the end-consumer, in the meantime i want to do more with illustrating, story boarding and story telling

 

RESUME

Education:
1989-1994 – IVKO-MAVO (Individual Continued Art Education)
1994-1999 – Grafisch Lyceum Amsterdam – MBO
Final Specialisation: Typography

Internship 1: Studio Deunk – 5 Months
Print Design
Internship 2: Quince Media – 7 months
Logo Design, Online Visual Design

Work:
1999 – 2000
Vakantienet – Online Travel Agency
Job: Visual Designer
WebDesign, Banners, advertisements and promotions.

2000 – 2005
Euronet / Wanadoo Netherlands – Internet Provider
Job: Senior Visual Designer
WebDesign, Banners, Promotions, UX, HTML/CSS/Content Management Systems

2005
Funda – www.funda.nl – National Online Housing website
Job: Senior Visual Designer
WebDesign, Promotions maintenance and UX.

2006 – 2016
TomTom – Navigation Applications
Job: Visual Designer/Senior Visual Designer
Layout, Iconography, UX design, Cartography, Info-Graphics, User-Manuals, Motion-Graphics,
Mobile Application Design (IOS and Android), Small screen design, Basic User Research.

Courses:
2002 – HTML/CSS
2004 – Basic Flash
2007 – Basic Maya (3D) (not used much)
2010 – Emergency Response Officer

 

SKILLS

Software Skills:
Adobe CS – Illustrator/Photoshop/Flash/AfterEffects
Adobe-Sketch/Adobe-Draw/Adobe-Comp/Adobe-Comp/Adobe-
Capture/Lightroom/PS-MIX/PS-FIX/PS-Express/
Sketch

Work Skills:
Scrum
Visual Design
UX Design
Concept Design
Concept Research
Icon design/logo Design
Mobile Device And Small screen Design
Driver Centric Design
User-manual Design

Interactive Cartographic design
Infographic Design
Version Control
Specification

 

INTERESTS

New Media, Cycling, Sports, Comics/Cartoons, Astronomy, Science Fiction