This is the section about me.
My name is Jeroen Coessens
I’m a 23 year old male, born in Ghent, Belgium.
I speak fluent Dutch (native) and English. I can hold some conversations in French and know some words in Swedish and Finnish.
I’ve graduated from Digital Arts & Entertainment in Kortrijk, Belgium with the bachelor Game development (Coding). After college I did my internship at Nitro Games Plc in Kotka, Finland where I have now worked at for almost 3 years. I’m currently in Helsinki.
I published my own game as a group project Go Go Poncho on Steam: go check it out!
Get to know me
I am a designer at heart, a creator of stories and experiences. I tried, in many ways, to bring these designs to life. Through painting, drawing, building, telling, writing, filming. But there’s one method which for me proved all the others insufficient; coding.
I am a very visual person and was always driven to drawing and 3D. That’s what I aimed to do in college; creating with art. Our school provides the entire pipeline in the curriculum and so every first year student will do a little bit of everything to get familiar. Coding, Drawing, Designing, all of which were awesome. I realised really early on that the programming projects were the most fun for me.
I love creating things in my head and try to find a way to put them in the real world. Puzzles, stories, paintings, games, movies, basically anything I can entertain myself and people with. I love what I do. Designing and creating is something I never want to stop doing. And it’s something I’ve been doing since forever. It’s what I do every day. And with game engines creating cool stuff has never been easier
I love time-travel and science-fiction. I’m in the middle of a big project to bring those two together by writing a book. I’m expecting to some day finish it and start another one. I feel most alive when creating stories, in whatever form possible.
One tip I can give to people that are eagerly looking for more stories to tell like myself is to seek discomfort. Leave that comfortable sofa and travel far and wide. Let fear and doubt be the things you hunt for, let them show you what’s next for you to explore.
Game Design is all of my biggest dreams collided into reality. And I don’t think I can ever stop having fun anymore.
Here’s all the information you need to contact me
Phone: +358 443 321350