Who am I?

Let me introduce myself, my name is Ruud Joosten.

I'm a student at Zuyd Hogeschool Maastricht where I study Communication & Multimedia Design. I'm currently in my fourth year.

I chose Communication & Multimedia Design because coming from IT, I wanted to do more graphic design. Once there I realised I actually really enjoyed webscripting. So naturally I chose the webscripting course.

I'm always trying to develop my skills in HTML, Javascript and PHP as well as my skills in graphic design.

In my free time I like to spend time with my friends, and I regularly go to music festivals.

I have three other hobbies I'm very fond of:

I haven't done it in a while but I used to do a lot of modelbuilding (cars/planes/ships etc.), this is definitely a hobby where patience is a virtue.

I also enjoy editing visual effects onto video. For this I use the program Adobe After Effects.

Recently, together with a friend, we started doing the visuals at festivals as Video Jockey's. For this we create custom visuals and logo animations, at the festival we mix it all together live. We were the VJs at 90's Forever, Novacane XL & Amplified just to name a few.

My work

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Zuyd Hogeschool - Communication & Multimedia Design

2012 - 2017

Gilde Opleidingen - IT Network Manager

2008 - 2012

Lyceum Schondeln - VMBO-T

2004 - 2008

Programming Languages

- HTML 5
- CSS 3
- jQuery
- Javascript


- Angular JS Framework
- Wordpress
- Responsive Webdesign

Software Expertise

- Sublime Text
- Adobe Suite
- Adobe Flash
- Autodesk 3ds Max
- Microsoft Office

Fluent in the languages

- Dutch
- English


Herman Broerenschool

A school for children with an intellectual disablility, here I helped the teachers/students whenever they had problems with thier computers.

- Servicedesk, assist users with any software/network problems they might encounter.
- Maintain and update their website.

Waterschapsbedrijf Limburg

A large water cleaning company, here I tested and implemented a new backup system.

- Test and implement a new backup system.


A small computer store, here I mostly repaired computers/laptops.

- Software/hardware reparation of computers/laptops.
- Build and publish an online radio station.

Smurfit Kappa

One of the largest paper recycling companies in the world.

- Migrate every computer from Windows XP to Windows 7 by also replacing them with new systems.
- Research and test the what software distribution program worked best for the company.

Globeview Webdesign

Wordpress webdesign for nearly 200 customers.

- Create a custom portfolio template which accesses data from the database using PHP.
- Creating custom fixed menu's using jQuery & Javascript.
- Responsive webdesign.
- Concepting & building Wordpress websites for customers.

Third Floor Design

Custom webdevelopment, design & user experience.

- Theses on the implementation of a premium model on websites.
- Developed a directory website listing all yoga studio's in The Netherlands.
- Custom modification of a professionally built Wordpress theme without changing the original theme.
- Creating user-friendly interaction using jQuery
- Made a custom Wordpress plugin which hooks onto Visual Composer to add new usable Visual Composer elements.


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