In September 2011, I started BOE!media. The financial crisis brought me back to my old profession of graphic design. And because I’ve been doing web design on the side since 1997, I decided to offer those services as well. WordPress was my chosen platform.
What a ride it’s been.
For the first years, I was in survival mode all the time. Trying to build a new company and network at the same time was tough. Alongside, I got divorced and tried to get enough income to pay for our mortgage. I also moved to the other side of the country. And started university to get my bachelor’s degree in Media, Information and Communication.
In 2015, I got to know the WordPress community, and oh my, so much has changed since then. I could write all the details down again, but if you’re really interested: do read my essay on HeroPress.
Not celebrating 10 years of BOE!Media
In 2021, I would have celebrated 10 years of solopreneurship at BOE!media. But that’s not going to happen. And for a good reason.
I teamed up with Jackie D’Elia and Cathi Bosco in the design collective UXATT the end of 2019. Together we offer more than 100 years of user experience design knowledge. The past year, we helped international companies improving the usability of their product.
We conducted user tests, usability and accessibility audits.
We provided visual design and UX writing. We helped improve code so it would be easier to use the web for people who depend on keyboard or screen reader.
From now on I will focus more on the part of my work that involves user experience design and writing. I can do this as a better version of me in the collaboration at UXATT. And yes, that will mainly be in English, because most of my new clients don’t speak Dutch very well. So, it’s time to say goodbye to BOE!media.
You can still hire me solo too. In English or in Dutch. Depending on the nature of the project, you can hire me freelance for:
- UX research
- user testing
- UX writing (or content design)
- training (WordPress, design, accessible writing and content management)
- usability and accessibility audits
- information architecture
- web design
If there’s anything you have in mind that’s not listed here, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
I’m looking forward to what’s coming and to hear from you!