About Me

Wanting to work on the cutting-edge of technology, I focus on acquiring and maintaining the 21st century skills.

Creative

Being a creative person, I like to draw and paint both in tradional media and on the computer. Apart from doing concept design this also enables me to make abstract ideas visual to myself and others which helps in finding creative solutions for technical problems.

Problem solver

Solving problems is one of the greatest satisfactions for me. No matter how difficult the problem, I know there is a solution waiting to be found. The biggest challenge I have tackled so far is the fact that I have been faced with serious RSI-like problems which prevents me from doing my former job as a 3D artist in a traditional way. While I was recovering, I have found and developed a way to do programming using voice recognition software. Please visit my Youtube channel to see my workflow in action.

Autodidact

Starting from a hobby, I have managed to educate myself up to a professional 3d artist working for several game studios and visualization companies for the past 4 years. At the moment I am teaching myself to program in Unity3D C# using online resources and expertise from my own network.

Social

Although I am mostly a quiet person, I have no problem starting conversations with strange people. Having done several solo trips through Europe, using Couchsurfing and Blablacar, it has taught me how to be social among various social circles.

Name: Paul van der Laan
Location: Emmen, The Netherlands
Email: p.vanderlaan@hotmail.com
Resume: Download

TV Interview

RTV Drenthe

Traditional Art

Paintings and Drawings

Youtube Channel

Game Dev Blogs and Voice Programming