Welcome to my “About” page. As you might expect, here you can find some information about me, what makes me tick and this website. So, let’s start this thing!


Me, Gijs Rosengarten

My name is Gijs Rosengarten, I’m a 34 year old web designer from The Netherlands. I live in the city of Leiden, where I went to University and got a master’s degree in computer science. After managing to get that degree I thought that creating images/designing was a lot more fun than programming and got a job in (web) design at Exact (Software) in Delft.

My job includes creating and designing websites in various systems, like Tridion, WordPress and Joomla! Designing of logo’s, icons, posters and some DTP work is also part of what I do. My weapons of choice are, notepad and (sometimes) dreamweaver for coding ((x)html, javascript, CSS), photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign for designing.

This site

This site as it is right now, is a combination of my old blog (The Testing Grounds) and portfolio that has been at this location for some years. To keep things maintainable I brought them together at the beginning of 2010.

Sphere is a story idea I’ve had for the longest time but never got around to do anything with. The name stuck and so “Sphereworks” was born.