If you have any questions about your website or web design, then Patrick van Bennekom is ready to help you 5 days a week at BSL. Patrick helps to create websites and apps for our customers, including the design of logos and house styles to deliver a professional end product.
Junior, because I joined the Bright Side of Life in April 2022. I’d graduated from the Grafisch Lyceum in Utrecht the previous year, but with a diploma in Interactive Design and Web Design in my pocket, I was still uncertain about the type of career I wanted to follow. So to help discover the kind of work I was really interested in, I first registered as a freelancer at the Chamber of Commerce. I worked for a landscaping company for a while, as well as a car garage, and also started taking on my own web design projects.
The main part of my studies had been involved with designing and building websites. I came to realise that it gives me a great feeling when a customer is enthusiastic about my website designs. What’s more, I enjoy learning about any new trends and features related to the web environment. So after a year I knew where my true interest lies – I decided to look for a permanent job in web design and web development. And via werkzoeken.nl I came across the Bright Side of Life.
I was immediately enthusiastic during my job interviews with Roderick Gadellaa and Martyn Simpson. And after a visit to Bright Side of Life office I knew straight away that I wanted to work here. The atmosphere in the company gives me the feeling that everyone is treated as an equal, that everyone is listened to – even juniors! There is plenty of room for personal development too – colleagues are encouraged to share their expertise with one another, and to keep abreast of the latest technological developments.
When I’m not at BSL, I enjoy working on websites in my spare time too. My other hobbies include Formula 1, watching movies, gaming, sports and most importantly, spending time with my girlfriend and friends.