Robin Wist

Amsterdam based all-round webdeveloper

Who Am I?

I am an all-round webdeveloper, studying at Mediacollege Amsterdam, and author of the photography blog Atlas of Vanity, which currently has a followercount of 131.000+.
I am currently in my third year at MA, focused mostly on doing projects in a small team of designers and developers.

Over the last three years, I have specialised myself in the following skills:

    Back-end development:
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • JavaScript
  • Github for sharing code
    Front-end development:
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Laravel

Some of my work

Notions Media

This is our current project. We started a small 'company' consisting of 2 developers and 3 designers. This is the website we made for our little company. Over the coming 6 weeks we're doing two assignments for two different 'customers'. I will be putting our work on my portfolio once we have something visually appealing.

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Webshop in Laravel

With Kevin Meijer

Working on this project was a lot of fun, but also challenging. Kevin and myself have never worked with Laravel before, so we had to start from scratch, reading through pages of documentation, watching tutorials and trial and error. The Laravel documentation didn't help us as much as we thought it would. However, we did find a ridiculous amount of useful information on forums, blogs etc.

We're both overall very happy with the result, even though we didn't get to implement all the features we both agreed on in the startup phase, like a monetary system, or the possibility to auctioneer the placed ads. We both learned a lot about Laravel and it's process. For me personally, Laravel is an amazing framework, and I will definitely use it in future projects if I get the chance!

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Image hoster

Oh, this one. Even though it might not look like much, both frontend and backend wise, I am still very proud of what I managed to put together. I made this for an assignment in the very first few weeks of our second year. Which is the year we started to go deeper and deeper into PHP, MySQL and databases in general. Almost the whole class was being very pessimistic about the assignment when we first heard about it. I actually found it to be really, really easy once I got the hang of it.

It's very simple. The assignment was making a photo gallery with the possibily for everyone to register, log in and post their own photos, which of course would be displayed on the home page for everyone to see.

Because it was our second year, we didn't have any experience regarding documentation, or working SCRUM. But I still wanted to showcase this one on my portfolio, just because after I got it all up and running, I realised that this is what I want to do for a living.

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Website for Clubkit

This was the first project we did for an actual client. Although this still was a project for school, it's an actual company who wanted their current website renewed.
The end result was not that important for our grade. It was about showing that you are able to work with a larger group with people you don't know that well, proper communication with the client, and proper documentation.

Our client said that they wanted a more visual rework of their current website. Less text, more images, basically.
At the same time, this was also our first time working together with webdesign students, which was pretty exciting for me. Our team had three designers and two developers, including myself. This was also our first time working in a group of more than 3 or 4 people, which took some time getting used to for all of us, because there's much more you have to take into account.

The end result still has some rough edges, both front and backend wise. We didn't get to implement all the features we discussed with our client, but that wasn't that big of an issue because that wasn't the point of the project. Regardless of this, we were all pleased with what we've achieved as a first timer team! During this project, the team got closer and closer, and we pretty much finished it as friends.

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Double exposure (Photoshop)


Feel free to email me to provide some feedback, give me suggestions, or to just say hello!