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Welkom | Merhaba | Welcome to Solaris Dezine

Solaris Dezine is a freelance company that I launched in 2005 for my website design & development projects, and furthermore for photography and multimedia projects.

For my photography portfolio, I plan to launch a separate website for photography in 2019.

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arrow 81 24Via the menu navigation on the left you can find portfolio information and browse through a selection of website projects (screenshots, descriptions, and live site links) that I split into 5 categories. Besides web design, you can also find some information concerning my photography and multimedia services.

If you are interested in starting a new project with me, please feel free to contact me by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit my contact page for more information.

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About Web Design

With my freelance company Solaris Dezine I mainly focus on designing and developing modern and user friendly websites, often using a Content Management System called Joomla.

A Brief History
After building my first 3 websites (thanks to programming information in Google) in the year 2000, I applied and started working as a webdesigner & multimedia specialist for a graphic design firm in The Hague / The Netherlands. After 4 intense years of work & study at 'So Creatief', I quit my job, even though I was offered to become director of the web design & multimedia department, and started working for my own (freelance) company, Solaris Dezine.

15 years have past and many technologies have changed, but I'm still excited to start new website projects and to keep myself updated with the new developements and possibilities; such as making websites responsive (a different layout and menusystem for mobile phones & tablets).

Clients
You may notice in my current portfolio that many of my website projects are for artists & designers, this is because of my large network of creative friends & relations, but for your information, I am open to any type of client, with any kind of product or service.

Content Management System & Updates
To help keep total costs low, I would like to mention that these days I usually build websites with a Content Management System (CMS) called 'Joomla'. With Joomla, my clients can log-in to the back-end of their website from any computer / tablet / smartphone, and swiftly update the content of their website. In some cases where my clients don't have the time or interest, I may do these updates for them.

To talk about possibilities, deadlines, and prices or for sending me a project briefing, please send me an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit my contact page for more information.

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About Photography

Some website projects also require photography work, for example lookbook / catwalk shoots for fashion designer clients, product shoots, food photography, or registration of certain events like festivals / concerts, also interior / exterior design photography for resorts, cafe's, clubs and hotels. So besides my personal photography projects, I also offer professional photography services for my clients.

I have been a photographer since 2005, and as you may imagine my portfolio has grown very large, due to this reason I have chosen to build a seperate website for my photography portfolio. This portfolio website for my free and commercial work, marcmikaelian.com, is currently under construction, but should be online within a few months.

I currently work with the following (Nikon) equipment:

- D750 Body (also HD video & timelapse)
- 14-24 (f2.8) wide lens
- 24-70 (f2.8) zoom lens
- 70-200 (f2.8) tele-zoom lens
- 105 mm (f2.8) macro lens
- 50 mm (f1.4) prime lens
- 20 mm (f2.8) prime lens
- SB-800 Flash
- 3 softboxes with florescent lighting for food & product photography

If you need a creative photographer, you can contact me by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an appointment, and depending on your needs I can send or show you a relevant part of my portfolio. Please visit my contact page for more contact information.

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About Multimedia

Besides web design and photography, I may also be the right candidate for your digital media needs; such as logo design / corporate identity, vector illustrations or signs, folders, brochures, and videography, to name a few possibilities.

I worked as a multimedia specialist for 4 years at a graphic design studio, and I developed design skills and converted print media into digital media with programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Flash, Adobe Premiere Pro, Office programs, Cubase, and many other tools and applications.

When you look through my web design portfolio, you will find some references to certain multimedia projects I have been asked by my clients to do for them. I plan to create a seperate multimedia 'blog' soon, to show some examples of logo's, business cards, etc..

Please contact me by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like me to create something for you or visit my contact page for more contact information.

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Contact Solaris Dezine

Please initiate first contact by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in working with me on a new website, photography or multimedia project, and if possible describe your wishes and needs in detail in the form of a briefing.

I usually respond to e-mail inquiries within 24 hours. You can contact me in any of these three languages which I speak and write fluently: English, Dutch or Turkish.

Depending on my current location (freelancers can move around) it may also be possible to make an appointment. I like to meet with my clients to discuss projects face to face, but in many cases it is also possible to communicate (and send files) through internet, using wetransfer, skype, email, whatsapp, messanger, etc..

Many thanks for your time & interest

Marc Mikaelian | Solaris Dezine

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