Willem Velthoven

How to... make a nice profile

Recommendations for new Mediamatic colleagues

Dear colleagues,

We all have profiles on the mediamatic.net website.
your professional contacts look at that page first when they are working with you.

Therefore it is essential that your profile gives a professional and personal impression that helps people to take you seriously.

Also after you have worked at Mediamatic, the page can stay visible and represent your contributions to our project. It's advisable to update it once you are settled, and certainly in the case that you are leaving us as a colleague:)

This is a checklist.


Almost all of Mediamatic crew more–or–less sorted by size and mostly by color - This Mediamatic Rainbow group picture was taken just for the fun of it, during our new year celebration dinner in the second week of 2013

such a profile typically contains:

As a title: your full name as you use it at Mediamatic (include pronouns in subtitle if you wish)
(optional: some nice motto in the subtitle)

min. 1 picture where your face is clearly visible

general intro about what you do at mediamatic (and elsewhere)
(interns, please do not introduce yourself as intern but talk about what you do:-)

some recent project(s) that you're involved in

some history about yourself (previous jobs, study, previous projects)

Other relevant professional affiliations.

Make the office phone number and your Mediamatic email and website readable for all.

(optional: talk about non-pro personal stuff)

(optional: put links to your blog, facebook profile, flicker photos, lastFM whatever)

(optional: publish some more cool image)

q: I can't write nicely (about myself) — a: Ask a colleague to help.
q: I don't have a nice picture of my face — a: Ask a colleague to take one.
q: I don't have a nice face — a: We would have never hired you if you did not:)
q: These rules violate my freedom of expression — a: It's part of your right to work. You can express all kinds of attitude on Tiktok or wherever. That's ok for Mediamatic.
q: These rules violate my right to privacy. — a: Your work at mediamatic is a publicly visible role in society. You do not have to talk about anything private. Just your public presence at Mediamatic.
q: Is this obligatory? — a: Yes, it's part of your work and we rely on it as an organisation.
q: I don't have time for this. — a: I takes one hour and has top priority because it facilitates all other things you do at Mediamatic.


Thank You!


Medewerkers van Mediamatic - door Michiel van Nieuwkerk Elke zaterdag te zien in het Magazine van Het Parool, de fotocolumn  Koppen  door Michiel van Nieuwkerk . Twaalf gezichten gefotografeerd op een bijzondere plek in de stad. Dit keer was het team van Mediamatic aan de beurt. Een mix van tijdelijke collega's, vaste collega's en een speciale gast. Centrum, woensdagmiddag, 20190622 ©  Michiel van Nieuwkerk Het Parool


Kunstformen Der Natur t-shirts - 2014 The Mediamatic Team dressed in Kunstformen Der Natur Amy Claire Elizabeth Galbraith


Mediamatic Team Summer 2012 - Made during a dinner on July 11th, 2012 at Mediamatic Bank. The art work in the back is by Michel Blazy, and was part of the Paddestoelen Paradijs exhibition. Andrea Sossi and Robert Bochove, featured here holding black Mediamatic Boer t-shirts, did the cooking. Simone Schoutens, Marco Wessel


Mediamatic Team Summer 2018 - Alle Female team! Where is Willem? Giulia Menicucci


Mediamatic team on the sunny water side of Dijksgracht 6 - In front of our aquaponics green house at the border of the harbour where we will have our sunny terrace from the spring of 2015.


06-09-2014 Kunstformen Der Natur - t-shirts Remixed Version - During Kunstformen Der Natur, people were able to shop the t-shirts Ernst Haeckel designed. More than a century ago, biologist Ernst Haeckel scored a hit with his amazing illustrations of unseen organisms. We collected all 100 lithographs and blew them up to 5 times life size for our exhibition. Until 23rd of November you had a chance to see the originals next to their hallucinating blow-ups and the works of Dutch architect H.P. Berlage, design studio Bernotat &Co and graphic designers Rudy…