Mickel van Kouwen

Digital designer

Utrecht, Netherlands

Work Experience



After my adventure at Born05 I pursue my ambitions under a new name BigPitcher. A creative company witch has design & concept for web & mobile as the core of its values.
July 2010 - Utrecht, Netherlands


Founder Born05 & Creative director

Together with Sjors van Hoof (creative director) and Rogier IJzermans (general Manager) I start interactive & creative company Born05: a innovative business with emphasis on online customer loyalty products.
As creative director I was involved with every part of the process of building new unique online solutions: research, concept & strategy, art direction. And also the different aspects of the production process. I can proudly say that two art directors, under my supervision, were rewarded with several important awards like a FWA Awards
2005 - 2009 Utrecht, Netherlands


Parttime webdesign & concept at VBAT

Led by Marnix Tellings (creative director of Lost Boys) I design different websites including de site of VBAT, one of the biggest design agencies in The Netherlands, and the Flash construction of Atos Origin during the Olympic Games.

My ambition to give online meaning to big brands starts here. During my internship I develop the qualities needed to be an interactive designer. As a result of that I help VBAT win two piches: BNR Nieuwsradio and Het Financieel Dagblad.
2004 - 2005 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Touw Vormgeving

Graphic designer at Touw Vormgeving

After graduating from NIMETO at Utrecht, The Netherlands, I start working as Graphic Designer at Touw Vormgeving, a sole proprietorship. As single employee I learn what taking responsibility is and I also get the opportunity to develop my designer skills.
1999 - 2002 Amstelveen, Netherlands


English (Advanced),
Nederlands (Native),


Customer Media Awards

Customer media Award 2009: launch of the year


Customer Media Awards

three times Customer Media Award 2008


Customer Media Awards

Customer Media Award 2009



Golden SpinAwards


EMMA Award

De Nationale Email Marketing prijs


And Loads Of Small ‘Site Of The Day’ Awards.

Site of the day


App Design, Concept Design, Interaction Design, Web Design,