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Timelinetest 2

Discovery phase | Onboarding | Tutorial levels startup

Acquires basic walking skills & Dutch 0.1

Acquires basic bike riding/swimming skills, though fails flying repeatedly

Acquires basic horse riding & advanced falling skills

Straight to Advanced Chocolate skills v5

Starts Latin-Sciences and Nun Avoidance Skills at St Ursula, Wilrijk

First music cassette Deep Purple (hence the concept ‘youthful errors’)

Basics of BASIC (which was basically based back then on Fortran)

Architecture at Antwerp Academy (HAIR) | Fails first level twice but acquires important life skills such as using red peppers in spaghetti, drawing straight lines in ink and performing ‘interestingly’ at an early Rock Rally with a B52-like band, ‘interestingly’ being the key word here | Reaches Dutch 5.0, French 2.0, English 2.0, German v1.0

Starts Graphic Design & Illustration at St Lucas-Paviljoen Antwerp | First level driving skills | First New Wave/Punk outfit

Drops acquired beer & cigarette skills in exchange for red wine skills

Acquires Master in Arts degree (with distinction) | Acquires Teaching Competence D-degree at St. Lucas-Paviljoen Antwerp

Independent graphic designer | First bank loan | First Apple Macintosh | First fax machine | Rapid leveling of Coffee Magic and ‘Ignore 50 yo’s Male Businessmen Innuendo’.

PageMaker (yes, I’m that old) | First cat | First (and last, and meanwhile not anymore) husband

Quark XPress | Microsoft launches Windows. It sucks, compared to Apple.

Downloads Linde, daughter v1.0

Junior art director, later art director at Koncept Advertising, Mechelen | Marie Thumas (now Bonduelle), Ford, Solo, Marie-Jo, Westtoerisme, Milkana, Ovam…

Freehand out, Adobe Illustrator in | Downloads Marijke Ryckeboer, daughter v2.0

Art Director LVH/Alliance, Brussels on King, Melitta, Zoo Antwerpen/Planckendael, NMBS… until merger with Publicis | Mad Men Diplomatic Slalomming Skills 2.0, French 3.0 | Downloads Saskia Ryckeboer, wait what? Yet another daughter!

Freelance Art Director in team with VIP copywriter Hugo Wambacq for Walter Thompson, McCann-Erickson, LDV , Leo Burnett, Publicis, CAT etc. for Coca-Cola, Iglo, Toyota, Het Nieuwsblad, Bobbejaanland, KMDA (Zoo & Planckendael), NMBS…

Drives home with a modem and floppydisc on which ‘the Internet’

Creative Director Flamingo (Graphic Zoo) (NMBS, KMDA, Danone, b2b) | First web designs (written in html, but oh well) | Acquires an Apple PowerPC.

Macromedia Flash/Actionscript (It makes sites come alive! It’s amazingly fun! It makes sites hugely inefficient!) | Quicktime happens and thus also the first editing of movieclips

Macromedia Fireworks (for a while) | Gets an iMac and an illegal copy of Dreamweaver | Download of Tom Ryckeboer, first and last and thus the best son of all of them

Creative Director at ADH Advertising | Discovers CSS (doesn’t understand much of it until WordPress happens) | PowerPoint. Like everything from Microsoft back then it’s Extremely Boring. | The horse half is going international (lessons, seminars, clinics, demo’s and lectures in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and UK)

Real cool fireworks in Antwerp. Computers somehow don’t die | Switches from QuarkXPress to Indesign | English levels up to 4.0

Independent graphic designer under the name of CrèmeBrûlée | First steps in Premiere Pro | Grudgingly switches from Apple to PC.

Goes vegetarian (ikr. But can’t teach the ethical training of horses, then eat them.)

Drags herself through the basics of Drupal CMS. It’s no fun whatsoever.

Contributor ‘Horse Training’ to ‘Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior’, Marc Bekoff (ISBN 0-313-32747-5) | Discovers WordPress CMS. Hallelujah!

Author, designer, illustrator, publisher “Grondwerk met Paarden” (ISBN 9090190740)

Discovers Runescape. Hooked to online gaming ever since | Starts teaching “Training Psychology of the Horse’’ course at Syntra Midden-Vlaanderen and Limburg

Learns Prezi, which is fun for a while | Author/designer/illustrator/publisher book ‘Denkwerk’ (ISBN 9789082003406)

Completes ‘Gamification’ course, Wharton University of Pennsylvania

Completes ‘Introduction to Psychology’, University of Toronto

Author, producer, publisher Theory of Fun international online course

Startup helper of daughter’s restaurant 42Brasso and café 42Saga | Management, interior design, print, social & multimedia, administration yet also supply management, waitress, commis, sous-chef, dishwasher | Both Art & Horses stuffs take a backseat to the development of various horeca skills

Fuse, Mixamo, and a little bit of Animate

First real outdoor graffiti, for the fun of it (Boomsesteenweg Wilrijk) – “When life gives you lemons, trade them for a goat” | Starts teaching clicker training courses at Odisee

Oh joy! New job: door-to-door delivery for 42Brasso during the corona lockdown | Learns the importance of clearly visible house numbers

Leaving my daughter’s horeca adventures behind (phew!), returning to art & horses.

After a century of haphazard cooperations and organisations of demos, fairs and courses, finally gathers an official team of 8 Belgian and Dutch horse instructors and starts up the ClickerAcademie | Developer+producer of live and online courses, gamification for education, social media & marketing | Gains extra skill points for handling Dutch people | Midjourney, MailChimp and some Figma

Author, designer, illustrator and publisher of ‘Rijwerk’ (ISBN 9789082003413)

Looking for new adventures!