NICO KARS

After 10 years of advertising and communication design it was time for new challenges. My expertise as a trainer had expanded throughout the years. Maximising the potential of young creative professionals is what I love to do. During my work I have been involved with the creative side of mobile app development. The role as product owner is one that I am most comfortable with. In all my work the most important thing is connection with people. Connect with me and find out yourself.

SKILLS

Concept Development
InDesign
Photoshop
Video Editing
Interaction Design
Magazines
Teaching / Training

PASSIONS

Dancing, Fitness, Tantra, Karate, Comics, Movies, Salsa, Zouk

EXPERIENCE

2016 – 2018
Teacher, SiNT LUCAS EINDHOVEN

Creation. Concept. Product. Hands-on. Media. Technology. Interactiondesign. Media Production

2010 – Present
Freelance Adobe Indesign and Photoshop trainer,
e x p l o s i e f CREATIEF
Optimise your workflow and update the way you perform certain tasks. Rethinking how you design is fun and will create new possibilities. Together we find out where your growth can be maximised. I have 10 years of production experience in the graphical industry and online publishing domain. I am sure I can make a difference for you or your team.

2006 – 2016
Creative Director,
KRACHT12 Maastricht
Creation. Concept. Product. Hands-on. Media. Technology. Interaction.

2006 – 2008
Psychiatric Eductional Assistant,
Zonnehuizen Veldheim Zeist, PPM
Started as part-time emergency employee. But soon the work with the kids became so good for my soul that i wanted more. In 2006 i took on a permanent position as psychiatric eductional assistant to teens with challenges in their daily life. Running shifts from 7-15 and 15-22 i gave structure to their lives togethere with a team of skilled proffesionals. I ran into difficultbehavior. Resulting from the Hyperactive, Borderline, full blown Autism, light Autism, Psychotic, Schizophrenia that these teens were partly suffering from.

2000 -2003
Interaction Designer, Owner,
MEspot.com event photomarketing
Concept development and creation of an online photomarketing. I was responsible for inventing and implementing the user interface and its technology that gave this tool its edge.

2002 – 2003
Webdesigner,
Dynamic Zone Amsterdam

1998 – 1999
Webdesigner,
Net Result Amsterdam

EDUCATION

1995 – 2000
Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, Bachelor’s Degree, Interaction Design – Art, Media & Technology

1990 – 1994
Bisschoppelijk College Weert,HAVO

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