Best Books I Read in 2021

29 December 2021

At the end of each year, I do a write-up reflecting on my personal favorite books I read in the past year. (See my full “My Year in Books: 2021” list on Goodreads.) As I did last year, I’m picking my top 12 personal favorite reads from 2021. I read 45 books total this year, […]

Best Books I Read in 2020

30 December 2020

At the end of each year, I like to do a write-up reflecting on my personal favorite books I read in the past year. I’m happy to say that I surpassed my Goodreads goal of 45 and read 48 books this year. And though I read fewer books than last year (52), I read overall […]

Top 10 Books I Read in 2019

Best Books I Read in 2019

29 December 2019

One of the things I like to do at the end of the year is to reflect on all the books I read. I challenged myself on Goodreads to read 40 books this past year. I ended up reading 52 (see my full list here)—one for each week of the year—so it was a really […]

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 […]

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!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Heights of Hope Logo

Heights of Hope

23 April 2012

I recently finished a logo for Heights of Hope, a community organization in Holland Heights, Michigan. This was a fun project, and was designed to boost the identity/branding of the organization that had used a “clip art” like logo before. The logo will be used in conjunction with their brochures, literature, and letterheads–if not more. […]