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Who I am

My name is Gerben van Erkelens and I like to do graphics. Iā€™m a creative visual designer in the broadest sense of the word. I like to keep things clean and simple. The design should fit the message being it in print, an animation or an user interface. I always deliver a tight product in close cooperation with all stakeholders.

Latest thoughts

Last three random thoughts about design and smaller things I like to share. Please bear with me though as my Dutch English sometimes takes the overhand šŸ˜‰

The Power of Micro Animations in Visual Design

Visual design is an essential aspect of user experience, and it plays a critical role in shaping how users interact with a website or application. The use of micro animations is an increasingly popular trend in visual design, and for good reason! These subtle animations can add a level of interactivity and engagement that goes…

And I quote…

It’s that time of the year again where certain festivities are coming up, where people celebrate another year to come to an end and a fresh new one starts. It also seems a time though where lots of inspirational content is produced or being reused. Last days I already came across several fancy sounding quotes…

Setting up a Design System for Vanderlande

Within the company I work we mostly relied on our visual identity guidelines to design for print, video or animation. Those guidelines were written very high-level to provide some freedom for each designer. That turned out to give more questions than answers. The guidelines were written clear enough but left a lot of room for…

Graphics I did

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