Hello, I am

Marcel Kalfs

Webdeveloper + Graphic Designer


Nederlandse versie
Marcel Kalfs




About Me

Hello, I’m Marcel Kalfs (41), a fullstack web-developer and graphic designer based in the southern part of the Netherlands. I have a rich (20+ years) experience in web site and database development, graphic design and DTP for national and international clients and projects.

As a person I do not like bragging or showing off, I was not raised that way and it's simply not my style. Just for you to know to add a little perspective. I am a self-confident, but pretty modest guy who simply tries to be friendly, honest and generous. I feel really fortunate to have worked for great clients with great projects and all the friendly people I worked with.

I consider it a lucky gift that employers and clients have been as kind and basically supported me in a way that allows me to have great fun working, travel abroad, and make a nice and worry-free living in the meantime. It's not something I take for granted or can take the credits for. The best I can do is return the favour by being extremely fanatic and trying to prove I am worth the trust once the opportunity is there.

So in short, I just want to show a lot of grattitude to (former) employers and clients, really, a very big thanks, you are the best! It's been a great experience.

Given the fact a lot of niceness happened, I am sharing some, on the one hand to show what I can possibly do and offer in the future and on the other hand to simply share the fun. I would like to invite you to just scroll down and have a look.

Essentially my dream is to work 50% parttime (current job) and 50% as a freelancer and my offer is to work fanatically and to the best of my abilities.
I am happy to discuss whatever works best in terms of contracts, I am pretty flexible and available for new projects. Please just contact me if you see the potential of what I can do and a possible match.

Kind regards and have a great day!

Marcel Kalfs
Webdeveloper + graphic designer

  • asp.net
  • c#
  • html
  • css
  • sql server
  • mysql
  • xml/json
  • bootstrap
  • javascript
  • jquery
  • asp classic
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Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, China, Cyprus, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Hungary, Scotland, Spain, Italy, Monaco, Nigeria, Norway, United Kindgdom, United States

What I do best

Web Applications

In the vast majority of projects I act as a full-stack developer and create dynamic websites from scratch to the specifications of the client.
Webprojects are diverse, but included multiple projects of a major oil company, a food ordering platform, a subscription community with invoicing, a music venue with ticketing, a card program, event promotion and registrations, etc.

Graphic Design

With an essential set of skills and the right tools, such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign a lot can be created in print (and online). My experience includes publishing books, magazines, poster, flyers, personalized prints (invitations / badges / direct mailings), instore displays, magazine and newspaper ads, logo designs, technical drawings, digital flipbooks, etc.

Present / Audio & video

Digital usually refers to websites, but is a bit broader and includes event presentations, narrowcasting and digital outdoor advertising as well. I do have experience with those, e.g. creating powerpoint presenations for corporate events, facing employees and key clients. I can offer presentations and also help create video animations and do some audio editing.



Technical Skills

Below are technologies and languages I use frequently. Since the capabilities are broader than the applications I have used them for, no skill is 100%. Practically speaking however if the job requires features I haven't built before, I'm pretty confident I'll be able to figure it out. From a practical perspective I can build almost any web application from scratch.

ASP.NET C# / Webforms
90%
Data (SQL / MySQL / SQL Server / Excel / JSON / XML / Linq / API)
90%
HTML 5
90%
CSS
90%
Bootstrap
90%
jQuery
75%
Javascript
75%
Excel (fx, EN)
90%

Design Skills

DTP and graphic design have little secrets, it's what I have been doing for years. As part of webdesigns, desktop publishing and digital presentations. Every now and then I also do some video editing, so I can animate a logo or edit an After Effects template to create a nice video presentation or webpromo, but I am not a video specialist.

  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere

Recent Portfolio

  •   All Categories
  •   Webdevelopment
  •   DTP
  •   Graphic Design
  •   Digital Media

#POPUP_TITLE#

Wrap is a clean and elegant Multipurpose Landing Page Template. It will fit perfectly for Startup, Web App or any type of Web Services. It has 4 background styles with 6 homepage styles. 6 pre-defined color scheme. All variations are organized separately so you can use / customize the template very easily.

It is a clean and elegant Multipurpose Landing Page Template. It will fit perfectly for Startup, Web App or any type of Web Services. It has 4 background styles with 6 homepage styles. 6 pre-defined color scheme. All variations are organized separately so you can use / customize the template very easily.

#POPUP_TAGLIST#
  • php
  • html
  • css
  • php
  • wordpress
  • React
  • Javascript
Live Demo

All variations are organized separately so you can use / customize the template very easily.

All variations are organized separately so you can use / customize the template very easily.

Interested to know more?

My recent portfolio is the tip of the iceberg of what I've made over the years, but I hope it serves as a first impression. Basically I work every day on a variety of projects and I do not update my portfolio that frequently. So if you're interested to know more or have something special in mind, I can be more specific and perhaps show more recent projects of ones with more relevance.

Yes, I would like to know more

Side-experience and projects

Not necessarilly relevant but I do have side-experience and projects. E.g. trading goods and running an adminstration, helping a cardboard box company and an artist with their Wordpress sites, shipping packages, generating and scanning barcodes (KIX, EAN-18, etc), QRC and RFID/NFC tags, stocktrading and fetching/analyzing live data from NASDAQ / NYSE stocks, narrowcasting and I happen to have a modular 25mm tube system for constructing stuff and a variety of promotional displays for creating presentations during trade shows.

The things above are probably off topic to mention, but perhaps nice-to-know, it may very well become handy or spark an idea ... just feel free to drop me a line.

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The benefit of 20+ years experience

As one of the benefits of experience I maintain an ever growing code library for repetitive or common tasks. E.g. generating POCO/OOP Classes and Methods based on database schemas and tables using reflection, scraping all e-mail adresses or product data from URLs, copying via FTP, Regex input validations, user authentication, invoicing, exception handling, API integrations, string manipulations, file/image uploading and manipulations such as format conversions and resizing, creating cronjobs / scheduled tasks, migrating and converting between data-formats such as SQL Server/MySQL/XML/JSON/Excel/CSV. Just to name of few examples.

Some projects and scripts took a lot of time and resources, debugging and incremental steps and fine-tuning to build. Expensive stuff if you consider the time spent and some scripts are really quite elegant for being generic and optimized, object oriented and scalable. Perhaps to time-consuming to even consider building from scratch for an individual project, but quite a nice powerful cart of tools to have ready to work with.

Yes, I want to benefit from experience







Pricing & Availability

Part-time work

I am available for 0.5 fte / 20 hrs per week,
as a freelancer, contractor or on a permanent basis.

20 hours
  • Freelance
  • Contracter
  • Permanent
Hire Me

Fixed Projects

You can hire me on a project basis
with a fixed price agreement

POA
  • Web Development
  • Graphic Design
Request a quote

Hourly work

I am available ad-hoc on an hourly basis,

€ 50 - 70
  • Web Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Consultancy / sparring partner
Hire me

Flexible, satisfied and loyal

In terms of working together and contracts I am pretty flexible. My current part-time (0.55 fte) job actually started as a freelance assignment and after completing the webapplication I was simply offered a permanent contract. I was happy to accept the offer, 14 years ago and have been happy since. If you look at my work experience, you can also see my other job lasted 20 years. So I am pretty loyal and basically clients and employers have always been statisfied with the work I do. I have references to support that if you would like them.

My ambition is to work 50% as an employee (current job) and 50% as a freelancer and besides work on side-projects and invest part of the proceeds in a sustainability non-profit.

#POPUP_TITLE#

Wrap is a clean and elegant Multipurpose Landing Page Template. It will fit perfectly for Startup, Web App or any type of Web Services. It has 4 background styles with 6 homepage styles. 6 pre-defined color scheme. All variations are organized separately so you can use / customize the template very easily.

It is a clean and elegant Multipurpose Landing Page Template. It will fit perfectly for Startup, Web App or any type of Web Services. It has 4 background styles with 6 homepage styles. 6 pre-defined color scheme. All variations are organized separately so you can use / customize the template very easily.

#POPUP_TAGLIST#
  • php
  • html
  • css
  • php
  • wordpress
  • React
  • Javascript
Live Demo

All variations are organized separately so you can use / customize the template very easily.

All variations are organized separately so you can use / customize the template very easily.