Wesley ter Haar

Wesley ter Haar

Co-founder of MediaMonks

14 years of digital production experience, a fan of tight deadlines and a giver of spectacular high-fives. Wesley is currently Head of Operations, making him a lifeline for deadlines and the project-manager of project-managers across three continents. He spends his occasional and ephemeral free time on Judging Panels, or cultivating his beard.

10 questions for Wesley ter Haar:

  • What did you do before becoming a designer/developer?

    I did a short and very unsuccessful stint studying communications, before dropping-out and becoming ridiculously enamoured with the world wide web.

  • Where do you turn for inspiration?

    No single source, i tend to think inspiration is just a way things you’ve taken in reconnect in weird and wonderful ways when working. It’s a decent excuse to consume both high-brow and very, very, very low brow culture and content.

  • Which are your favorite studios, designers or agencies?

    I love what 84.Paris have been doing, and a lot of the french digital aesthetic in general. Silky.

  • Who do you side with: Team Mac or Team PC?

    i’m bi-curious.

  • Is your city a good place for designers?

    I’d say Amsterdam wears it’s skinny jeans with the best of them.

  • Which technologies are you excited about?

    PRISM

  • How many hours do you work each week?

    As many as i can possible muster.

  • Do you listen to music while you work? Describe your playlist.

    Always, my Spotify tends to get stuck on hip-hop, but when the going gets though I reach for the crunch time playlist

  • What is your favorite book?

    i’ll opt for Cloud Atlas for the time being.

  • What is your favorite sport?

    I’m going with football, although it’s become a spectator sport.

  • Tell us your funniest anecdote related to your work

    I used to find it endlessly amusing to take a screenshot of someones site, mess with it in photoshop and send it through as a bug report. I recommend it highly.