“Delivering beautiful stuff that works gives me a kick every time”, says Jop. He can’t imagine doing a job you don’t like day in, day out. So he decided to do what he likes: creating games. There is a reason why he talks about what you can achieve with perseverance and passion for your product.
The perfectionist in Jop wants to inspire people and encourage them to follow their dreams and realize their plans. Wielens himself has already succeeded in this. He does not only want to make people happy with the product, he wants them to smile, using it. A beautiful challenge!
Wielens worked in London for five years, where he developed games, interactive sites and social media campaigns. Back in the Netherlands he founded his own company. He is thoroughly creative and completely focused on developing innovative and experience-focused games.
His favorite TEDTalk is this one, about what happens when computers become smarter than people.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxFryslân, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxFryslân event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.