Hi I am gijs van Roij and I am a graphic designer.
I studied Graphic Design at SintLucas in Boxtel. I work as a freelance Designer and I am Creative Director at a small company called Art and Pepper. Bold design is what I’m all about, clients who aren’t afraid to go beyond the accepted norms are a match with me. With every assignment I try to do something completely new.
I am a design adventurer, always looking to take my clients somewhere new.
Here are 31 random facts about me:
- Call me Gijs, everybody does.
- I like British comedy.
- My name looks easy but is really hard to pronounce in almost every language. So english phonetically it almost comes down to “Gice”. I also listen to: Dude, Hey You, or something like that.
- I started using Photoshop when I was 13 years old. (so that’s about 10 years now)
- I was born in 1990 in the Netherlands.
- I collect old photo cameras.
- Tim Burton is my favorite movie director.
- I drink and eat all kinds of weird stuff just because I like the packaging.
- I am a starting home-brewer.
- I bought a guitar but never learned to play it.
- I have 2 sisters that are the same age as me. (no, we don’t look that much alike and don’t do everything together)
- I am almost never bored.
- I can understand 4 different languages, But I can speak only 3. (for those who think Limburgish is not a langue click here. so há)
- I don’t really like junk-food.
- I like candy.
- The bell pepper is my favorite vegetable.
- I am only 173 cm tall (that’s about 5.7 feet) but I manage.
- I see CMYK and RGB like Neo sees the Matrix.
- My hair once was at its longest point 40 cm. (about 30 cm at the moment)
- I hate Comic Sans with a passion.
- I like to play weird indie video games.
- I don’t get qr-codes on websites.
- I donated 30 cm of my hear to ‘Stichting Haarwensen’. It’s a foundation that makes wigs for children who lost their hair to a medical condition.
- I dislike everything from Microsoft Office because it does things automatically I don’t want.
- I Love bad movies.
- As a kid I owned a gameboy classic with only one game, Pokemon blue.
- Back in the day (2007) I made a terrible font called sharpedge witch haunts me every day.
- I like to make really bad puns a lot.
- I have over 200 DVDs of bad movies.
- I like to cook. I make a killer chili con carne.
- I like killing a lot of birds with one stone. I’m all about efficiency. (but only metaphorical birds)
If you would like to know more about me please don’t hesitate to contact me.