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ABOUT ME

A bit of a backstory.
My name is Erik Gutjens. Born in 1993 and now living in Switzerland. Because of an unfortunate accident I've had to give up lot's of things I love like DJ'ing, going to Festivals or Mountainbiking. However it's also challenged the creative side of me to make the most of it and enjoy the things I still can do. 
This translated into a new hobby: Photography. Combined with my interest in Graphic Design I've been able to develop this into a new lifestyle I'm happy to be a part of. 

Over the years I have dedicated my creativity to the Automotive World. It all started out with a bit of a soft spot for Volvo, and combined with my eye for detail transformed in a job as Graphic Designer for my local Garage.


I’ve been passionate about Photography & Graphic Design for years and am very fortunate to be able to pursue this in my everyday work for Garage Härtsch AG.

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2020-Now

Garage Härtsch AG

The Future is Now

I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to work for my local Garage. I'm still in the middle of my recovery but keen to get started again and find out where my limits are. 
Keep Pushing!

2017-Now

Road to Recovery

It's a hard knock life
Sadly the neurological damage meant that I've had to give up lot's of things I love like DJ'ing, going to Festivals or Mountainbiking.
However it's also challenged the creative side of me to make the most of it and enjoy the things I still can do. I've started doing foto/videoshoots with a good friend who owns 'Wolfstar Media' and  developed my own photography skills along the way.

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2017

The Flying Dutchman

Skiing is not for me
It's February 2017 and my girlfriend and I decided that since we lived in Switzerland now, we should try skiing. Unfortunately my first skiing lesson ended in the Helicopter to the nearest hospital where I woke up with a broken spine and serious brain damage. 

2016-2017

Dani Schnider Radsport

The Mechanic

A fresh new start in Switzerland meant a new job as mechanic and allround employee at Dani Schnider Radsport in Wolhusen. My graphic design experience soon got noticed and I still do the occasional project for Dani.

2015

Switzerland

The Big Move

Because of an interesting career opportunity for my girlfriend we decided to leave the Netherlands and move to Switzerland. 

2014

Marketing & Communications

Study

I started the Bachelor of Marketing & Communications to learn about the business side of life. Having learned the basics in the first year I decided to utilize the given tools in the real world and further develop my skills in our Family-owned Bike shop.