Those aren’t good manners. We’ve been publishing here for a while now without thoroughly introducing ourselves.
Prezly is a team of three young and healthy men hailing from Leuven and Brussels in Belgium.
Jesse and I, Frederik, are longtime friends and partners in crime. We studied Communication & Multimedia Design together. Gijs we found recently via Google. Really. We were in need of a kickass coder and system admin. Adding Gijs to the team has pushed the code of Prezly to a whole new level.
This service is a side project of ours. We all have very rewarding daytime jobs. Jesse and I in an ad agency, and Gijs with his own webdesign and development firm. We love what we do there but we also want to do more: learn new skills and try out different approaches. So we spend many of our evenings and weekends building and refining Prezly.
So, who are we?
Frederik Vincx, that’s me
I designed this blog. And all of the other pages on the site. I create the general flow, make the wireframes and push all the pixels around in Photoshop. I also do most of the frontend development.
I started working in advertising after graduating as a Master in Audiovisual Arts in 2006. Have been a frontend developer briefly before moving over to design and art direction. Currently I work as interaction designer at advertising agency ContentCowboys.com.
Gijs is the left brainer of the team. Our logic. After graduating as a computer engineer in 2002 he has spent the last decade honing his development skills creating web applications on open-source platforms.
Gijs is a natural entrepreneur running his own development firm DigitalBase and is co-founder of a start-up named TrackMyPeople. He is a code perfectionist that takes great pleasure in mocking the rest of the team that our code is so 2008.
Recently Gijs has also become the proud dad of Robbert, a little burping critter that luckily takes more after his mother.
Jesse is the one who came up with the actual idea for Prezly (it came to him in Zanzibar, no shit). He is the product man, the one who’s awake at night pondering about which would be the best route to take for Prezly. Because ideas aren’t worth much without being executed Jesse is also an avid programmer that brings to life new features in record tempo.
During the day he is a strategist at Boondoggle and participates in Boondoggle LifeLabs, where he dreams up other digital products.
You can find out a bit more on our new about page on the site. There’s an overview of our blogs, sites and social media profiles.