New Zealand 2015 blog is complete

5 February 2017 |

I’ve finally finished the chronicle of our Overbeeke sibling trip to New Zealand in August/September 2015. You can read about our experiences in a campervan driving from the South Island to the North Island and see photos from the trip at the end of each blog post. There are also pages with maps of our general route… Read more.

Books page added to Portfolio

24 August 2016 |

Quick website update: I’ve added a Books page to the Portfolio section of this website, which has links to the Goodreads pages recently published (or to-be published) books I’ve designed the interiors of. Learn more on that page. That is all. Enjoy!

Book Review: I am the Cheese by Robert Cormier

29 March 2015 |

A haunting, suspenseful, and fast-paced book. The edition I had had a creepy boy on the cover which added to the effect. Quite different and striking than many other YA books I have read. I enjoyed this book quite a bit. 4 out of 5 stars  

Book Review: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

29 March 2015 |

I really like this book. I didn’t go into this book with many expectations. All I knew was that it had to do something with comic books. What I found is that Michael Chabon is a highly-skilled user of words. Everything in his story is foreshadowed so well and comes full circle in unexpected ways…. Read more.

Book Review: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

29 March 2015 |

This is a wonderful book–one of the best books at describing everyday life that I have ever read. I got a thorough picture of life growing up in poverty in Brooklyn in the early 20th century. While in some ways not much in the way of a traditional plot happens (with rising action and climax,… Read more.

Book Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

29 March 2015 |

This story has one of the most original and interesting narrators I’ve ever read. The story moves along quickly as we learn about the world and human relationships from the perspective of someone who thinks and sees the world differently than most people. I love all the little drawings and diagrams that he narrator provides…. Read more.

William's Semester in Britain 2010 book

Cheers! William’s Semester in Britain 2010 book is finished.

17 October 2013 |

It is finished. Finally. After three years of working on this book on-and-off — and sometimes really off (I think the longest I didn’t touch it was for an entire year) — I finally finished and — am proud to announce — published my book: William’s Semester in Britain 2010. How did I do it? I… Read more.

Refreshed weddings website

16 October 2013 |

After working at it piecemeal for the past few months, I made the final push to finish a refresh on my weddings website. The new site is now responsive to the size of your browser, so it’s more mobile-friendly. The design is not a complete overhaul; I kept a lot of the same typography and… Read more.

Love INC icon set

20 June 2013 |

A few months ago, I was approached by the Marketing and Communications Manager of Love In the Name of Christ of Grandville, Hudsonville, and Jenison, Michigan about creating an original set of icons for each of its ministries. The idea was to tie together a very wide range of ministries and services of this Christian ministry… Read more.

The New Mic home page

The New Mic

19 September 2012 |

My friend Griffin Jackson started a website called The New Mic a few months ago. The New Mic is “an online magazine for college students and recent graduates, covering a wide variety of topics from campus, lifestyle, politics, culture, arts, tech, and the latest viral hits.” The cool thing about The New Mic is that, in addition… Read more.