Bart Vander Sanden

Freelance web developer/graphic designer in Leuven, Belgium

Sleeping cat

Sleeping cat (drawn with Clip Studio Paint on my iPad Pro)

A drawing of our cat, sleeping on the sofa.

I’m trying out Clip Studio Paint on my iPad Pro as a drawing app, and it’s quite nice. The lines feel a bit more refined that those drawn by Procreate, but it’s not a big difference. I’ll see if I’ll keep using it before my trial period ends.

Linked: Using A Static Site Generator At Scale: Lessons Learned

Here’s an interesting article by Stefan Baumgartner on using Jekyll for larger sites. I’ve noticed myself that the build time for this (Jekyll based) website takes a lot longer with a large number of posts.

Generating this website with just the blog takes a few milliseconds, but when I add my concert photo galleries it bumps up to 6 seconds. Still fast enough, but I can imagine this becoming a problem at a larger scale.

His solution (splitting up the different parts of the website) is interesting, simple, and very effective.

Brussels Airlines - Magritte

Poster of SN Magritte - Brussels Airlines © Thomas De Louker

A few months ago I was asked to design a new poster at Brussels Airport for the Magritte plane of Brussels Airlines. It was nice to work with this special plane again, as I also worked on its design a few months prior (with Thomas Dieu and Thomas De Louker).

Reveal of SN Magritte - Brussels Airlines © Bart Vander Sanden

(First photo by Thomas De Louker)


Mint plants in our garden

We tend to use a lot of mint at home (mojito’s and Thai beef salads are the best), so we have a lot of those plants in our garden. The warm summer weather is treating them very nicely at the moment.

Trying to get back into blogging

For years I’ve been trying to start a blog. Previously, my blogs where always about one subject (concert photography, web design, …), but this always felt restrictive to me. I’m the kind of person that’s always busy with 500 things at a time (to a fault), so I think it’s better for myself to just start writing down what comes up in my mind. Let’s see if this goes somewhere.

Les Nuits Botanique 2015

Rone Rone

Since 2011 I’ve been part of the official photographer team (with Indiestyle) of Les Nuits Botanique. It’s the perfect kickoff of the festival season with 10 days full of music in some of the most beautiful music venues of Belgium.

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10 years of Josworld: the party


Josworld, a Brussels based designers collective, celebrated their tenth birthday last Friday at the Beursschouwburg. Great location, great people, great party. You can find the rest of the pictures on their Facebook page.

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Leuven on a sunny Saturday morning in July. Leuven on a sunny Saturday morning in July.