Frequently Asked Questions

Yes people actually asked for this.

Favourite book?

Tough question. Probably Heaven Help Us by Arto Paasilinna.

 

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Hah! Easy, the egg ofcourse. Dinosaurs layed eggs long before the chickens came.

 

This whole copywriter thing... is it not a bit... eh... do you have a back-up plan to earn your money?

My original plan was to run the world. But back in 2011 this girl named Beyoncé came and took that one of the table. (Don't get it?) So this is the back-up plan.

 

Why isn't your site pixel perfect?

I'm not a designer. Deal with it.

 

What about the colors on your site?

As I am not a designer picking a colorscheme was pretty rough at first. I never do these things. Where to start? Before going on the internet for inspiration I wrote down that whatever the colors would be, they would have to feel somewhat connected to who I am. And that got me thinking...

I want this site to truely feel like me, so (without getting to philosophical here) I decided to let my colors be defined by my heritage. Since I'm Utrecht raised and Utrecht based, I decided to go with red and white as my main colors.

For my supportive colors I used a gray with colorcode #030303 (nul-drie-nul) after Utrechts phone code & blue because a big part of my life takes place in Langweer (Friesland). And if you look at the colors of Friesland....

 

What are your dreams?

I have a few. Living abroad (new culture new energy), owning a Ferrari (458 Italia), making my own documentary and last but not least, being known for my work. May seems like a stretch, but I will turn them into reality at some point in my life. Or atleast... that's the goal.

 

What is your biggest nightmare?

Waking up on monday and really (really) not wanting to go to work. Work should be fun. (Most of the time.)

 

Why is your favicon a robot?

It's actually not a robot but a Rikbot. You can also find it in ink on my arm (soon) and there is quite a story behind this one. I might tell you sometime in the future if we are close. Untill then this will be one of my mysteries. Sorry.

  

Which brother are you speaking to in your song Slow down?

You must confuse me with Douwe Bob. Happens quite often. But I'm not him, I have a little more fat and a little less tatoos. Oh and he's probably better at singing although we never did karaoke so...

 

What about the joke with your dogs name?

Some jokes are better left unexplained. (But you can always ask when we're having a coffee or a beer. I might tell you.)

 

What is your favourite sneaker?

My favourite sneaker is a fairly recent one from Nike, called Flooded. It's a shame it was designed for women because I therefore could not get it in my size. That being said I'm also really happy with this Sketch to Shelf pair that I've just gotten.

 

Another question or just looking to chat?

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