A Java software engineering company located in Haarlem. They needed someone to fill the gap between design and programming. The first project I started on was Doxxer, working closely together with a designer, interaction designer and the programmers.
After a while I noticed that the company website was a mess, presentations had no company style, brochures where old and even our e-mail had no proper styling. It was time to do something about that!
In my first year at Chess iX a new OR (Ondernemingsraad, Employees council) had to be formed. I applied and after an election joined the OR. During my period as an OR member i learned a lot about Dutch law and the responsibilities of employer and employees. It is really interesting to see the inner workings of a company, especially during uneasy times.
With great power comes great responsibility.
A year later i was asked to join an assignment in Amsterdam for half a year. They needed someone there to do what I do – Fix stuff. I joined our project members there, soon after i was working on all project. I suggest a design team and we got one. After a year I was ready to leave but they decided they needed my skillset a bit longer. I really enjoyed working with them banking folks and stayed for an extra few months.
When I returned to homebase I immediately jumped into some nice projects like: Sportcentrum Papendal, Scheidt&Bachman, Farego, MASAI and Pecunda. Meanwhile a lot had changed and the company was in the middle of the rebranding process into Ximedes.
Chess iX website
Christmas greetings card
See example presentation: Chess iX company presentation