Secure APIs that provide easily accessible data to your applications and clients through a simplified interface.
Unique powerhouse web and CLI applications custom-built to your specific needs and wishes.
Multilingual websites powered by a solid content management system and an easy-to-use administrative interface.
I take the time to listen to your story and the goals you have in mind. With a fresh set of eyes, I think beyond features and technology to suggest the best possible course of action for you and your users.
Structured, tested, and fully documented code that reads like a novel is a given. In combination with the latest technologies and focused on great user experiences, your project wil exude finesse.
Every project is a partnership that relies on trust, clear communication, and a proven workflow from start to finish. You'll know what to expect when working towards completing the journey.
Let me know what you're looking for and we'll take it from there.
A selection of clients who've entrusted me with their projects:
As a back-end developer, my programming language of choice is PHP, utilizing the proven and robust Laravel, Lumen, and Spark frameworks.
More than 10 years of experience coding in PHP. Currently pushing the Laravel, Lumen, and Spark frameworks to their limits, leveraging their extensive community and ecosystem of packages to cut back on building redundant features and focus on the task at hand.
High-capacity data storage in MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, Sqlite, and other database storage systems.
Writing clean and thorough unit and feature tests with PHPUnit, Codeception, et cetera.
Setting up and maintaining fully automated and unified development environments (using vagrant and the likes), so getting up and running is just a command away.
Project file versioning in Git using the git-flow principle, with self-triggering continuous integration tests and automatic code deploys to staging and production servers through Envoyer and Forge or manually with Envoy or Capistrano.
Intermediate Linux, bash, and related experience. Manual server setup and maintenance or more advanced automated server management using Ansible (and previously Puppet).
Working in an optimized environment away from distractions and noisy open offices allows me to give your project my full attention, therefore I’m only available for remote jobs and consultancy with limited on-site presence.
My name's Sebastiaan and I'm a 28-year-old Belgian who's been working with computers since the age of 12 —when Frontpage and Geocities were hot. I'm a former Flash coder turned PHP developer with a bachelor degree Digital Design and Development (Devine).
As a creative with tons of experience in a multitude of highly different fields, I often combine hardware, software, and design to translate complex structures into fluent user-centered experiences.
I thrive in automating manual processes, aiming to make digital products more accessible to a variety of users by shifting focus from basic actions and redundant tasks to what really matters.
Furthermore I'm always pushing forward by using the newest cutting-edge technologies and techniques, resulting in cross-boundary experimental projects on the side such as hardware/software prototyping in the field of Internet of Things using Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and other networked devices.
I also love to dabble in other web and software programming languages beyond PHP, whether it's building useful iOS and Mac apps, writing small applications in Python, or constructing generative 3D scenes in OpenFrameworks and Processing.
Currently living and working in Antwerp (Belgium), but always on the lookout for the right time and opportunity to move elsewhere (New York, Toronto, Rotterdam, Amsterdam ♥).