Hey there! I’m Rick van Mook, a Dutch Creative Developer currently working and living in New York.

I like to play around with code. Either by creating something from scratch or making a design come to life. I can spend hours tweaking an animation or completely lose myself optimizing a render loop.

I've been lucky to have worked with a lot of talented people. Sometimes we win awards, sometimes we don't. But we always try to make our mothers proud.

Whatever the end result, I just love what I'm doing.

Experience

  • Senior Creative Developer
    Firstborn (New York, US) / June 2015 – present
  • Creative Developer
    Firstborn (New York, US) / July 2015 – May 2015
  • Developer Intern
    Firstborn (New York, US) / December 2012 – July 2013
  • Creative Developer
    Momkai (Amsterdam, NL) / February 2012 – November 2012
  • Junior Creative Developer
    Momkai (Amsterdam, NL) / August 2009 – February 2012
  • Graduate Creative Developer
    Momkai (Amsterdam, NL) / February 2009 – July 2009
  • Internship
    Bright Alley IC (Amsterdam, NL) / February 2008 – July 2008

Honors & Awards

  • FWA / Site of the Day / Fuel Your Titan / 2016
  • Awwwards / Site of the Day / Fuel Your Titan / 2016
  • FWA / Site of the Day / Mountain Dew / 2015
  • W3 / Silver Award Winner - User Experience / Mountain Dew / 2015
  • The Webby Awards / Food & Beverage Site Honoree / Mountain Dew / 2015
  • Addy / Gold District Winner / Make Your Money Matter / 2014
  • Addy / Silver National Winner / Make Your Money Matter / 2014
  • Awwwards / Site of the Day / Sound City Project / 2014
  • CSS Design Awards / Best Project Site 2014 / Sound City Project / 2014
  • CSS Design Awards / Site of the Day / Sound City Project / 2014
  • FWA / Site of the Day / Sound City Project / 2014
  • FWA / Site of the Day / Make Your Money Matter / 2014
  • OMMA / Web Site Excellence / Make Your Money Matter / 2014
  • SXSW / Best Website for Educational Resources / Make Your Money Matter / 2014
  • SXSW / People’s Choice, Shortlist / Make Your Money Matter / 2014
  • The Webby Awards / Technical Achievement - Official honoree / Sound City Project / 2014
  • Awwwards / Site of The Day / Make Your Money Matter / 2013
  • Red Dot Design Award / Grand Prix - Website / Play Your Future / 2013
  • Red Dot Design Award / Best of the Best - Interface Design / Play Your Future / 2013
  • Red Dot Design Award / Best of the Best - Online Communication / Play Your Future / 2013
  • European Design Award / Gold / G-Star Wonen's Night / 2012
  • European Design Award / Silver / Open Loops / 2011
  • FWA / Site of the Day / Open Loops / 2011
  • Red Dot Design Award / Best of the Best - category online / Open Loops / 2011
  • The Webby Awards / Official Honoree / Open Loops / 2011