That's it! All the seats for In The Pocket's first Summer Academy are taken. We were looking for 10 hungry graduates for a unique 3-day challenge. The winners get the chance to work on a real business case with the help of the best interaction designers, strategists and visual designers in the industry.
Jef Roosens, Student Graphic & Digital Media
Meet Jef: an outgoing Chiro youth leader who goes running ‘on a regular basis’. Right. We like seeing him behind his computer too, where he can fully employ his multimedia skills. Jef is open-minded, customer-friendly and has a hands-on, can-do attitude – something that comes in handy when he’s building sound and light systems. His organizational superpowers will surely be useful in our Summer Academy. Welcome, Jef!
Kevin Meyvaert, Student Development & Digital Design
Thibault Maeckelbergh, Student Devine
When he’s not looking for exciting new fonts, you’ll find him digging through record crates for the latest Frank Ocean album.
Jonas Leupe, Student Devine
Get to know Jonas: an optimistic and open-minded team player. He combines technical knowledge with creative design skills and is always looking to explore new topics. Even more, he hopes to one day use his tech savviness to help craft a more beautiful world. Sounds like the perfect fit for our Summer Academy! Some may say he’s addicted to the endless stream of thoughts called ‘the internet’. He finds a creative outlet in his work as a photographer.
Felix Höfte, Student Marketing Management
Meet Felix: a creative, out-of-the-box-thinker, with a strong penchant for entrepreneurship – a unique asset to our Summer Academy. At the moment, this digital marketing guy is busy as a bee with the launch of his own company. His years as a scout leader have turned him into a responsible team player and fuelled his characteristic adventurous spirit. Felix loves to travel the world and leaves no path untrodden. You can also find him enjoying some jazz music – or playing the guitar himself.
Margot Van Orshaegen, Student Idea & Innovation Management
Introducing Margot: she studies Idea & Innovation Management, brainstorms constantly and juggles multiple inventive ideas – a perfect match for our Summer Academy. Her strong ideation and organisation skills allow her to shape any thought into an elaborate concept, complete with plan of action and implications. Margot is always happy to acquire digital skills and broaden her knowledge of the online world.
The Instagram-addicted foodie is a dreamer and a doer. Margot loves cats, but she also loves dogs. Anything fluffy will do, really.
Say hello to Shane: a 28-year-old geek who wants to impact the world for the better, for example by using IT to improve education in Zambia – his thesis project. Shane’s pragmatic attitude and practical skills allow him to create real-life solutions to everyday problems. More than that, however, he’s excited to advance his skills in the more abstract realm of information strategy. Not convinced of Shane’s unique personality yet? Check this out: he’s also a beekeeper. Talk about a buzz-generating addition to our Summer Academy!
Matthias Butaye, Student Information Management
This creative optimist goes by the name of Matthias. Constantly shaping his own life journey and inspired by an international exchange, Matthias goes to great lengths to grow his insights in business and economics. Eventually, he wants to enhance the way people interact with companies – both online and offline – thereby preparing businesses for the increasingly complex future. Seems like a great addition to our Summer Academy.
Although never skating around challenges, Matthias has on occasion been found ice skating, and loving it.
Louka Van Roy, Junior Web Designer
‘My name is Louka’, says this digital creative graduated in multimedia studies. His dream is to give a TED talk one day – illustrating his ambitious and optimistic attitude. Louka has heaps of experience in coding, but he’s convinced he can make a greater change as a designer. Present him with a challenge and he’ll tackle it. It’s clear that this junior doesn’t scare off easily, making him a great addition to our Summer Academy.
Louka is not one to be tied up: he is deeply engaged in his local youth organisation and is always ready for a ski trip.
Bram De Backer, Student Multimedia Production
When he’s not making kick-ass apps, look for Bram at summer festivals.