Software designer, techie, father and co-founder.

I’m Gijs, a software designer and entrepreneur from Belgium. Currently based in 🇪🇸 Spain. Co-founder of Prezly, where we are building tools to make it easy to build fans through great content.

On this blog I write about product management, company culture, tech topics and lately sometimes about my personal life.

  • How PR firms are trading their authority for a quick buck

    July 22, 2024

    As a responsible consumer, If you want to buy a product or service, where do you do your research? You might ask your friends and family, or check TikTok and Twitter. However, if you're like the majority of people, you'll likely look to a search engine first.

    It's 2024, and it's still hard to cancel your news subscription

    February 26, 2024

    It’s no shock to anyone that we’re in the age of subscriptions. Our entire world has been Netflixified, with every service wanting a piece of the action. The average person in 2020 had a baffling twelve subscriptions each, with this number only continuing to rise.

    Media monetisation is making us stupid

    February 1, 2024

    When print media started making the move to digital, newspapers were cautiously optimistic. The transition was inevitable as the internet became ubiquitous. It’s not like the newspapers could simply opt out of digitising. And who knows, maybe hosting the news online could prove to be a lucrative new revenue stream for the already thin-margined print media industry. Right?

    How Vercel builds Vercel

    January 30, 2024

    Was watching this @leeerob video on How Vercel builds Vercel and had some thoughts.

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