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About me

Hi! I'm Dieter Peirs, an interface designer and front-end developer.

For the past 18 years, I've worked as a designer on identity, print and web projects. Currently, I focus on websites and applications as an interface designer and front-end developer.

I believe the future of the web is sustainable, simple to use and accessible to all. To achieve this, I balance aesthetics, experience and efficient code. I collaborate with authentic brands, businesses and start-ups to solve design problems which benefit their business and the end-user.

On the side, I'm conquering my fear of heights by climbing up and down walls. I enjoy noodling on my guitar and making silly noises with my synthesiser.


Elsewhere...

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Desk with microphone and synthesizer
Bouldering in Fontainebleau

Skills

  • Graphic design

    Design systems, pattern libraries, website design, interface design.

  • Prototyping

    As static HTML or in your framework of choice (Ember, Vue, React, ...)

  • Accessibility

    Audit & remediation.

  • Development

    CraftCMS, Wordpress, 11ty (headless with an API of your choice)

Experience

  • Product designer at Smoothsailing

    2020 - current

  • Owner at Roaring & Gentle

    2016 - current

  • Web designer at Wijs (Duke & Grace)

    2013 - 2016

  • Freelance designer

    2011 - 2013

  • Designer at Karakas

    2004 - 2010

Values

  • Positive communication

    By keeping a positive mindset in discussions and critiques, we can achieve better results together.

  • Inclusive development

    Technology and the web should be accessible to all. I design and advocate for WCAG 2.0 standards and challenge my code to follow the current A11Y best practices.

  • Ethical design

    ​​I want to help build an ethical and open web with respect for human rights, human effort and human experience.