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MARK BIJL

  • Graphic Designer
  • Copywriter
  • Photographer
  • Freelancer
  • Concepter
  • Creative Geek

About


Hi! My name is Mark. I am a 21 year old Freelance Graphic Designer living in The Netherlands. Besides my freelancing work, I am also a designer at Tam Tam, based in Amsterdam, Delft and Utrecht. With my particular interest in New Media, Design & Brands I have found my way into online journalism by writing for Street Chique and Obeymagazine.

Focus

I always aim at getting the very best out of my projects and with that being the best that I can be. With pride I deliver creative, functional and visually appealing work. I am always curious and searching for new developments in new and innovative media for further improvement.

Concepting

Concepting

Design

Design

Copywriting

Copywriting

    Famille des Connaisseurs

    Street Chique found a family of knowledgeable curators, our connaisseurs, that believe in our vision and that will help us provide more in-depth news on the lifestyle categories of: art, music, style, and gear. They will function as a guide for unique lifestyle news and help you find the most interesting things on the web available.

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    The Introduction Video's



    Tim is a young & talented saxophone player you might know from amazing gigs (North Sea Jazz Festival), his recent single with Kane or his several performances on Dutch National Television.



    One of the founders of the extraordinary bookshop MENDO. MENDO is a candy store for book aficionados in Amsterdam and London. They provide an exquisite selection on fashion, photography, architecture, interior and graphic design. Roy will share his thoughts on these amazing books!



    They are co-founders of Cavemen, a melting pot in which masculinity, style and the art of storytelling merge together. They're passionate about what they do and will share their lovely stories with you.



    He started out UNDSCVRD as a space where you could finally find all the bags and accessories you've been looking for as a man. He's your guide on our gear category and he's ready to let us in on his secrets.



    Vincent produces sick beats like we've never heard before, has an original vision on music and was featured on 22beats by 22tracks. Vincent will be shining a light on interesting news in his world.


Street Chique

    Street Chique is an online lifestyle magazine, exploring the encounter between the worlds of street culture and high-end lifestyle. We share everything we love regarding style, art, music, gear, tech, and people we find inspiring. We have a big passion for the Web and we aim to create unique experiences for our audience.

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    Some details

    We made a design driven Web experience built for delivering lifestyle content in a unique manner. With a dedicated team of curators we aim to deliver the best lifestyle content. People can discover new brands, products and artists on a daily basis.

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    Above you see the main platform working on both desktop and mobile. With a smooth slider you can navigate through all of the articles written by the curators. There's also the ability to filter all articles by searching for a particular category or keyword.

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    Here you see a regular post written after our inspiring visit to Dutch Design Week 2013 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Posts usual contain a short article in one of our categories, a featured image or video as well as some sharing options for Social Media.

Andy Dam Racing

    A while ago one of my colleagues came to me and asked if I wanted to make a personal identity for Andy Dam. He's a young and ambitious award-winning race card driver in the Supercar Challenge. He's doing everything possible to reach high ranking throughout Europe and to distinguish himself in racing itself.

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A Renewed Identity

    In early 2010, I came up with a personal identity and nearly four years later I thought it was time for something new. Where my old identity was a bit hard to understand, this one is clean and straight to the point. With a new identity comes a new style and so a new portfolio website is born.

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    Above you see some screengrabs out of my new - fully responsive - portfolio website. Featuring some general information about me, the companies I work for, my specialties, some recent work and some ways to contact and follow me.
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    Above you see my new logo, no hard to understand or difficult logo this time, just clean and straight to the point. Not yet implemented everywhere, but let's call it a beginning ā€” a good beginning.

Below the Surface

    In February 2013 the Mangrove Blog turned five years old. At the beginning of my internship in 2012, I had the honor of making the first sketches for a new blog, inline with the redesigned corporate website. From web design to project management, Mangrove can now give you a look Below the Surface. By focussing on in-depth articles, combined with a new layout they want to focus more on quality and less on quantity.

    This is a project I worked on at Mangrove. Work displayed has been a team effort and not especially my code or design. At Mangrove I also worked as a designer on projects for Fair Trade Original and Stadermann Luiten Advocaten

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LiveBytes

    In 2012 one of my colleagues came to me with some big ideas of starting his own company besides his day job. He asked me to design a corporate identity for the company called Livebytes. Nowadays, Livebytes is a small startup all about hosting. They believe in great hosting and try to make it affordable for everyone.

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Contact

Whether it is a small or large job, I thrive on taking on challenging projects. If you have one that you feel may be of interest to me, please contact me. I would love to discuss the possibilities with you.