My name is Jeroen van Kleef and I tell stories for a living. Not only myself through digital products like apps and books but also for companies. Almost always with the help of digital products.
Right now I am a public servant working at the Veiligheidsregio (the disaster management department of the province where I live). I am the webmaster and part of the communications department. This goes for both the fire department as the disaster management services. Before 2018 I was a journalist for Dagblad van het Noorden and the Leeuwarder Courant.
When I tell you I might be a little nerdy in my down time, this shouldn't come as much of a surprise. I write, I play and create games and build computers.
Want to find out more of what I do when I'm not working? Take a look around this site. You'll find out a lot.
In the mean time if you want to meet me in game, I suggest you either pick up Overwatch or World of Warcraft. Chances are you'll see me around.
What I can do for you
When people talk about what technology means, it often means to them personally. However knowing a little bit more about modern technology can help in your daily work.
For example: During my time at the Veiligheidsregio I created several tools for the analysts working there. These tools automated a lot of manual processes saving the company hundreds of hours of (tedious) work.
Knowing how to use a computer to your advantage will save your company time that can be spent on your core business.
One of my favorite games is Overwatch by Blizzard. Even though I am by no means an FPS (first person shooter) king.
Over the years I was lucky enough to be working on several very cool projects.
During my time as a journalist (over 10 years) I worked at several outlets. And the more time progressed the more clear it became that just telling a story isn't enough these days.
That being said, like any other journalist I am proud of the stories I got to tell. You'll find some of them here.
Feel like having a chat or a cup of tea after what you've read about me? Contact me and we'll see what we can do.