SKILLS

MASTER

  • photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Lightroom

JOURNEYMAN

  • After Effects
  • Premiere
  • WordPress
  • Web Design

APPRENTICE

  • Basic Knowledge of HTML, CSS
  • UX wannabe

MY STORY

ZU DEUTSCH WECHSELN

I am Maartje van Caspel, a 46 year old photographer, designer and vector artist.

A bit about my background:

As a youngster I tried my hand at different types of schools. I decided that working while going to a school for grown-ups, to get my HAVO  (High-School equivalent)  diploma was the best way for me.

Doing tons of different jobs; a lot of waitressing jobs, working at a photo store in Amsterdam, preparing breakfast in large hotels and several Temp jobs was a lot of fun and a great experience.
But at the age of 19 I knew it was time to study something real. So I started with a photography course, did a great little internship with a photographer and build my portfolio to apply to different Art Schools.

The Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague took me in, I studied photography there for 4 years. In my last year I also started doing graphic design at the same academy in the evenings. I needed to do something more with my creativity than only take pictures.

After the academy I started an intern ship at Metadesign in Berlin. I was there for two years. Book- and magazine covers for Springer and larger Corporate design projects for Boehringer Ingelheim and Volkswagen where my main assignments there.

We went back to Holland, where I worked at Teldesign, as a regular print designer for a while, but pretty soon after, we started our family, and I made web-design my main/part-time job.
I did this on a freelance basis, but also had two jobs at companies that made big CMS for their clients in Lotus Notes. I was the assets maker there, and did everything that was visual.

At some point I started a green-screen event photography business with my father (it was called van Caspel & Vdr) for which we needed backgrounds and so we discovered istockphoto.com (back in 2002/2003)
That is how my stock photography career started. I am doing so until this day with lots of fun and passion.

More of my work can be seen at the following agencies:
gettyimages.com
westend61.de
shutterstock.com
istockphoto.com

Last but not least: I am taking on all sorts of assignments, small or big, challenging or simple: bring it on!
maartje@piximix.me