LinkedIn +64 (0)21 126 3162
wim.mertens@farbeyond.co.nz

Far Beyond Creative

Wim Mertens, Creative Director

I'm a freelance UI/UX designer, front-end developer and digital strategist with a passion for responsive design, mobile development and user experience.

My projects range from branding, digital strategies, banner advertising to edm campaigns, social media campaigns and complete website solutions.

I have provided design, development and web strategies for companies big and small in Europe, New Zealand and Australia.

LinkedIn +64 (0)21 126 3162
wim.mertens@farbeyond.co.nz

Communicado Collective - Logo Design

Communicado Collective - Logo Design

Go See Discover (@ AA Tourism) - Logo Design

Go See Discover (@ AA Tourism) - Logo Design

Mikajo - Logo Design

MikaMedia - Logo Design

MultiServe Recruitment (@ PDF Communications) - Brochure Design

Maxx (@ PDF Communications) - Bus Stop Posters

101 Must-Do's For Kiwis (@ AA Tourism) - Website Design/HTML/CSS

Go See Discover (@ AA Tourism) - Newsletter Design/HTML

Go See Discover (@ AA Tourism) - Newsletter Design/HTML

EasiYo Yogurt - Website Design/HTML/CSS

RACQ Corporate - Website Design

RACQ Insurance - Website Design

RACQ Travel - Website Design

RACQ Travel - Website Design

RACQ Free2Go - Website Design

Doppelganger (@ iSite) - Logo Design

MikaMedia - Logo Design

Winemarket (@ iSite) - Branding

Winemarket (@ iSite) - Branding

Clients

My past and present client list include Yves Rocher NL, EasiYo, RACQ Australia, AA Tourism, Oceania Media among many others.

Projects I have worked on at various agencies include: MAXX, Auckland Regional Council, Human Rights Commission, Spasifik (QANTAS Media Award for best content website), KiwiRail, About Face, Allied Workforce, Suzuki, Nissan, Roverland, Hockey New Zealand, Rugby Press International, Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs, Wairoa District Council, AA, AA Tourism, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, CourierPost, Starbucks, Microsoft, Yellow, Tower, McDonalds, St John, Turners Auctions, Tui, Tiger, Monteith, DB Export, NZ Post, Telecom, Sovereign, Dole Asia, Westpac, Qantas, Wendy's, Tip Top, Liquorland and Esquires.

Full portfolio on request.

Projects

  • EasiYo Yogurt

    Design, HTML/CSS, JQuery
  • RACQ Corporate

    Design
  • 101 Must-Do's (@ AA Tourism)

    Design, HTML/CSS, PHP, JQuery
  • RACQ Travel

    Design
  • RACQ Insurance

    Design
  • Go See Discover (@ AA Tourism)

    EDM Design, HTML
  • Go See Discover (@ AA Tourism)

    EDM Design, HTML
  • RACQ Free2Go

    Design

What People Say

"Wim has been a fundamendal resource for all our web development projects. He is totally professional, dependable and ALWAYS delivers. It is not often you find someone who has the passion, ability and total commitment in the role of a 'contractor' to deliver on your projects. Wim is a definite 'old school' in his work ethics and his desire to under-promise and over-deliver. A true professional. We would recommend Wim 100%, no questions asked. You have problems? Wim has solutions."
Paul Fletcher - Web and Data Manager, EasiYo Products Limited

"Wim represents the genuine and honest work culture. Well respected amongst the team, calm under pressure, always smiling and more importantly committed to deliver results. Wim is a great designer who can come up with fresh, beautiful and practical designs very quickly. Also he's up-to-date with web technologies and possesses clever coding skills. Overall, he was a wonderful person to have on board in my team and was a key player to the entire web team who thrived on delivering results, all the time..."
Sumith Meegama, Operations Manager, NZAA - Tourism Service

"Wim was instrumental in pulling a project back from a difficult place. He rose to the challenging situation, listened and communicated really well, provided inspiring visuals and built a smooth front end that significantly upped the quality of the overall product and left the client very happy."
David Jordan, Senior Agile Project Manager, SilverStripe

"Tourism Tasmania recently partnered with AA Travel for a spring campaign. Running a project of this nature from across that Tasman could have been hard, but in AA I found a professional team and could not have done this without Wim's help especially. Wim is truly knowledgeable in all aspects of web design as well as being helpful. He was always quick to reply, clear in his answers, and able to make me and the other partners involved know the requirements for the digital execution of the campaign. What was particularly impressive was his ability to interpret our brand and stylise the AA elements to match. Our landing pages on AA Travel, including banners, look great. Our campaign with AA has received very positive feedback - news of its success in New Zealand has made its way back to our senior management and even local media, and I attribute Wim's can do attitude, creativity and professionalism to this. He is a credit to the AA team."
Troy Grundy - Trade Manager, Tourism Tasmania

"Venture Hawke's Bay has partnered with AA Travel on a number of occasions to promote Hawke's Bay as a visitor destination. Two specific projects included a Hawke's Bay dedicated EDM of which Wim was directly involved with the design and build. The first EDM that Wim created for us, he successfully translated our creative brief into a communication that was visually appealing, engaging and delivered results that exceeded our expectations. When I learnt that Wim was assigned to build our second dedicated EDM, I knew that I was in very safe hands. With my dealing with Wim, I have always found him to be professional, able to meet deadlines, has a quick responsive time and extremely patient as changes were being made. He is everything a client could ask for."
Kris Larner - Portfolio Manager, Venture Hawke's Bay