About me

My name is Mick schouten and I am a creative front-end dev, and I love designing and building stuff for the web.

Well howdy folks! And thank you for reading this short bio. I have been making things for the web one way or another quite some time now. Fresh out of school (2000) I made my first commisions in Photoshop and Macromedia Flash (Macromedia... yeah... 😁), and boy..., if I look back I can only softly wheep myself to sleep today. But as years progress you learn and get better, and that to me has always been the fun part.

Most of my working carreer has been in and around Rotterdam, the Netherlands. A wonderfull city with a lot of professionals I had the privilage to work with or learn from at various startups, branding agencies or other digital companies. In 2010 I decided to start my own company Bravebox\io with a focus on creating UX/UI concepts for larger applications and creating the functional styled components and styleguides that are used as building blocks and guides for those applications.

We recenlty moved to the north of our country, Groningen, where me, my wife and our son Art `r2` are having a great time living a more quiet country life!

What is my focus

Conceptual UX/UI designs
Functional Styled Components
Front-end development
HTML/CSS (Postcss/SCSS) and Javascript
W3C Web Components with Polymer
Small Vue and React projects

My tools are VS Code, iTerm and Affinity Designer or Sketch. And other skills include Wordpress (php), graphic design and motion graphics.

Bravebox, 2015 and onwards

2017 ~ Cobase (www)
2015 ~ ING Wholesale banking (www)
2015 ~ wijZE (www)
Bravebox commisions
2018 ~ RAVB Studentenwerk (Custom login with Wordpress plugin / Vue) (www)
2017 ~ Spiked Cycles (UI Design & front-end) (www)
2017 ~ Thomas Cremers (UI Design & front-end) (www)
2016 ~ Stringcaster (UI Design & front-end) (www)
2016 ~ Tjerk Noordraven (UI Design & front-end) (www)
2015 ~ Dubai Mall (front-end) (www)
2015 ~ Shopping Minds (front-end) (www)