About

Who is Joeplaa

I'm Joep, 35 years old and currently living in Eindhoven in The Netherlands. I went to Eindhoven to study mechanical engineering at TU/e university. After working as a mechanical engineer for 7.5 years, I quit my "dayjob" and started working full time on my own company: jodiBooks.

At jodiBooks I have learned how to do front-end design and website hosting. A skill I use with joeplaa.com to help other people create their digital homes; I design their homepages and take care of hosting them.

What is Joeplaa

Joeplaa, pronounce "you-p-laah", is an abbreviation of my full name: Joep van de Laarschot. Initially I started using it to shorten my e-mail address, but it turned into my "official" handle @joeplaa everywhere on the web.

Originally I used joeplaa.com as my personal blog, but with the start of "Joeplaa the business", I moved the blog to blog.joeplaa.com. The main page, joeplaa.com, is now used to show you what I can do. It both is and contains my portfolio. Have a look around and let me know if you like my work.