About Edwin
February 08, 2017 - 11:01:43
Photo of Edwin Heida I was born on the 19th December 1975 in the city of Groningen, the Netherlands. I am a child of deaf parents and I have one sister who's married and has two awesome little kids.

I have always enjoyed expressing myself in a creative way. I express myself through drawing, making photographs, sculptures and writing/singing songs. To me there's no greater joy than to see or hear the positive response of people who see my work. But a negative response is also very welcome. Feedback is important and will lead to better results.

Back in 1996 I did a 1 year training/job as a computer technician. This was a great opportunity for me to learn more while simultaneously increasing the odds of finding a better job in the near future. One big event for me during that training was given to me by my teacher; Jan. He was the first one to show me the internet. Using a Dial-Up connection in Windows 3.11 and Netscape Navigator he showed me how webpages work. And he stimulated me to look at their code in notepad. I learned a lot from this. And even though I didn't use this knowledge for a few years it did stick with me.

I designed and coded this entire website myself.

Through the years I've had many different jobs to try and make a living but I always felt that I had to go back to school to learn more. Thanks to a good friend of mine at the time I took all my courage and signed up for a 4 year education at the 'Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam' where I studied Digital Media Design. I really enjoyed myself during those four years. The biggest thing I gained from it was more the importance of thinking about your design and to 'kill your darlings' sometimes.

I enjoy creating an emotional response in people. I try to be honest in my work and sincere where opinions are involved. I strive to make every new project better than the last.

If you'd like me to create a website, cartoon illustrations for you or you have some feedback, then feel free to send me an e-mail. I would love to hear from you!
Contact information

Edwin Heida
Frederikstraat 552
3034 LN
Rotterdam
Holland

06 28543407

edwin.heida@hotmail.com