Welcome to my personal and professional site. This site is basically about me and my work. It also showcases my graphic and web design skills. Visit my Portfolio for some examples of the work I have produced over the last years.

Latest changes

August 2012: More items in portfolio and rearranged them, updated About and Contact, uploaded a new resume.
May 2011: More items in portfolio, updated About, added link to my blog in Contact.
August 2009: Updated some code, IE 6 and some other browsers (older versions and mobile versions) will get a different layout.
July 2009: More items in portfolio.
June 2009: New version of the site online.


About Me

My name is Jaap-Hein Wester, I am born in Zwolle and live in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
I started as a self-educated person in the field of graphic- and webdesign. Through reading books, websites and forums I aquired considerable knowledge of XHTML, CSS, Javascript (MooTools, jQuery), PHP, MySQL, XML and ActionScript. In my career I also learned about IIS, MSSQL, Classic ASP, ASP.net, XSLT and extended my knowledge as a Front-End Developer.
I have experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Macromedia Flash, Dreamweaver, AutoCad and the Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Getting a web browser to do what I want is a challenge I like to take on and I have also experience in creating email newsletters that are readable in different mail clients. I have worked with all sorts of APIs and SDKs, for instance: Facebook, Twitter and ShareThis.
September 2005 I started the part time study Communication & Multimedia Design.

Download Resume (PDF document).



  • Vrije School (Waldorf School) in Zwolle and Zutphen.
  • HAVO (Higher General Secondary Education) diploma.
  • Opleiding Bouwkunde (engineering), Hogeschool Rotterdam.
  • Opleiding Communicatie & Multimedia Design, Hogeschool Rotterdam.


  • Waiter in Hotel New York, Rotterdam.
  • Employee public service, gatekeeper and pay-desk employee in Luxor Theatre, Rotterdam.
  • Cateringwork, officework via Randstad Uitzendburo.
  • Computer lessons and support to students Bouwkunde and AutoCad, Academie IT.
  • Implementation and check of participant files for the Albeda college, Rotterdam.
  • Customer Service and Support Representative, first line support for internet and billing questions, Callcenter UPC Netherlands in Capelle a/d IJssel.
  • Quality & Service Team, domainname administration, website managment and deployment, ISM eCompany, Rotterdam.
  • Front-End Developer, creating cross browser websites from designs for clients. ISM eCompany, Rotterdam.
  • Front-End Developer, creating valid and Webrichtlijnen-proof websites for municipalities. SIMgroep, Rotterdam.
  • Front-End Developer, creating valid and Webrichtlijnen-proof websites for dutch municipalities and local clients. AYO Software Development, Curaçao.
  • Front-End Developer, creating cross browser websites in HTML5, Facebook Apps and -tabs, Yes2web, Rotterdam.

Training periods:

  • HBG Utiliteitsbouw, Regio West, Capelle a/d IJssel, Work: World Port Center.
  • MVRDV Architecten, Rotterdam.

Travel and interests:

  • A year travelled and worked in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia.
  • Photography, travel, diving, architecture.
  • Living and working in Curaçao

Knowledge of languages:

  • Dutch in word and writing.
  • English in word and writing.
  • German.

In possession of drivers license A (motorcycle) and B (car).


Front-end Development at ISM

Just a few of the projects I worked on at ISM.

Older version of Skippy Design

The previous version of this site. Flash and HTML versions.

Hanneke Wester-Meijer

ViewWebsite for Hanneke Wester-Meijer.

Website NHA (at ISM)

ViewWebsite for NHA. Front-end Develop­ment; HTML, CSS, Javascript (MooTools) and more.

Front-End Development at SIMgroep and AYO Software Development

Small percentage of websites I worked on at SIM and AYO

Facebook Applications and -tabs at Yes2web

A few of the Facebook tabs and -applications I developed with the Facebook APIs and SDKs.

The Online Model Contest for RTL (at Yes2web)

ViewWebsite for an online model contest during the airing of RTLs Hollands Next Top Model 2011.

More Front-End Development at Yes2web

A selection of websites I worked on at Yes2web.

Logo- and web design at AYO Software Development

Logo- and web design for some restaurants in Curaçao.


Some work done in Illustrator. Icons, wallpapers, etc.


A mix of some older designs and projects.


A site to promote the events of student association ORGA.

Rotterdam VHS Festival

ViewThe website for the Rotterdam VHS festival.

More to come

Soon I will upload more work!


Contact me directly

You can contact me by email on .
View my blog: CaribaVista - Every week a new picture of Curaçao and other Caribbean islands.

My Networks

Connecting to me through LinedIn is also possible.
My Monsterboard profile is: beknown.com/jaap-hein_wester.