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Senior backend developer

So, who wants to develop stuff with us? At Minivegas developers are a key part of our creative team. Yes you must be capable of delivering clean, cross-browser code and implementing beautiful front-end experiences, but you should also enjoy getting stuck into conceptual and design discussions.

We’re not looking for reclusive coders who don’t come out in daylight, we want a collaborator who can get involved in our creative culture and bring ideas to the table like a waiter at rush hour. These ideas should be informed by the latest benchmarks and trends and your knowledge should solve problems, tell stories and help us stay on the bleeding edge of what’s possible. It goes without saying that you should love a challenge – we work in a pressurized industry, but that doesn’t stop us pushing the bounds of what we can accomplish.

You’ll be part of a tight group, working with designers and digital producers and reporting to creative directors. You’ll have support where you need it, and the autonomy to put your stamp on work. You’ll have fun!

Now for the list, because who doesn’t love one of those…

You Will…
… need to have a minimum of 4 years of experience.
… be creating the backend for digital productions on your own or within a team.
… have expertise in building Responsive web design.
… have excellent knowledge of PHP and MySQL.
… have experience with PHP frameworks
… have Knowledge of setting up scalable high performance PHP applications
… have knowledge of WebGL (is not a deal breaker but nice to have)
… understand website CMS and server-side database structures.
… know your way around the popular tablet & mobile devices.
… take social media platforms in your stride.
… get the process and requirements of QA testing.
… plan deployments and releases with confidence.
… possess an excellent working knowledge of HTML, CSS & Javascript.
… be comfortable with UX and Design thinking .
… be fastidious with version control, using repositories such as GitHub.
… be calm and clear-minded under pressure.
… enjoy your job and be nice to people.   If this sounds like you, then apply to the role through our application website: Web Developer Application Link.

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Internships

Is the world not challenging enough for you? Do you need to flex your young muscles to show what you can really do?

For a place in our internship program you must be entering your final year of study at college or university in one of the following fields:

- Game development
- 3D & Animation
- VFX Compositing
- Web & Interactive development
- Digital Design & Illustration
- Film or Digital Producing
- Marketing or Communication

Our programs run throughout the year and encompass a broad range of skills, where you will be working with a highly skilled and exciting team, learning and developing your abilities.

If you think you might fit the bill, then apply to the role through our application website: Internship Application Link.

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Senior Interactive Designer

We are looking for a senior interactive designer to join our Amsterdam office. As part of a multi-disciplined team, you will be working closely with the creative directors to bring to life all things visual. You’ll be at the heart of the creative process; molding and styling the work that we produce. 

You are…
…someone who sleeps with your wacom under your pillow and believes they can make almost anything look nicer than it already is.
…a lover of digital, motion and interactive design who recognizes the importance of the good old-fashioned skills of typography, layout and colour (and practices them).
…able to communicate ideas clearly and quickly through scamps, mood boards and style frames
…possessed of the ability – when necessary – to transform into a detail despot who will grind their teeth at a misaligned pixel.
…an interface nerd who is at home in any media and on any device.
…a realist who gets what’s required and maintains that integrity from concept through to delivery.
…a true collaborator who can contribute to the team’s ideas and strives to make things better while always being respectful and positive.
…a passionate fan of your field who can talk for hours about current design trends and who’s doing what (we won’t ask you to do that, though… unless you want to).

This position requires a minimum of 3 years professional design experience.

If this sounds like you, then apply to the role through our application website: Interactive Designer Application Link.

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We are an integrated production company, creatively driven to make exciting experiences that engage real people. Working across four key disciplines of digital, film, animation & visual fx and experiential, we combine all of our expertise and variety of skills to deliver something special for each of our clients. And we love doing it.

Digital

When it comes to good old digital we love a great website, app or experience, and get over-excited about beautiful design, smart UX and brainy tech solutions.  

We are passionate about new technologies and are always looking at ways to keep ahead of the game so we try our best to shoe-horn dedicated R&D time in around our client projects – just so we’re ready for the next one.   

Our digital chops start with creative and design and go all the way through to development, build and testing.  

We can apply this to everything from websites, widgets and mobile apps to games, banners and social apps.

Film

In terms of Live Action, with a hand-picked network of directors to call upon and an experienced team of producers we can cover a wide variety of styles and treatments.  

Together with our fully-equipped post-production facility we can do practically everything under one roof (end-to-end, as they say).   

The type of films we produce range from commercials to internet-only interactive movies and ‘viral films’ as well as branded content in all sorts of shapes and sizes.  

In addition to direction, we offer online and offline editing in-house as well as grading and sound/music through our network.

Animation & VFX

To sweeten the pot, our experience in animation and VFX means that we can broaden the range of what we produce even further, not only in linear content but also in digital and experiential projects, all without losing the ‘under-one-roof’ bit.  

Huddled together under this roof you can find skills like 2D special effects and compositing, 3D modeling and character animation, titling and motion graphics.  

The type of films we produce range from commercials to internet-only interactive movies and ‘viral films’ as well as branded content in all sorts of shapes and sizes.  

Experiential

Our experiential work – sounds a bit like experimental and often is – covers the projects that don’t just live on the internetz or on our tv’s but often in the ‘real world’ as things we can touch, see, hear, smell and physically interact with.  

Examples range from 3D projections, touch-sensitive graphics, real-time rendering, audio responsive experiences, gesture-based displays, virtual reality and integrated installations that mix any or all of the things we’ve covered above.

Fleur Schraven

Fleur Schraven

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Brian Bourke

Brian Bourke

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Maarten Boon

Maarten Boon

CREATIVE DIRECTOR & FOUNDER

Andrew Watson

Andrew Watson

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

directors

Maarten Boon
Maarten Boon
Maarten’s surname is pronounced ‘bone’ but actually means bean
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Maarten’s surname is pronounced ‘bone’ but actually means bean
Maarten’s surname is pronounced ‘bone’ but actually means beanAs a youngster growing up near Amsterdam, he aspired to becoming a carpenter but that changed as soon as he realised computers left behind less sawdust to tidy up and he headed to film school to study Visual Effects instead. It was there, during his graduation year, that he got the opportunity to work with one of his heroes – Paul Verhoeven, on his movie ‘Blackbook’. This almost sparked an early-onset midlife crisis due to fulfilling his dreams too early, but thankfully he managed to hold it together and graduate. He went on to have a successful career as a CG supervisor and visual effects director before eventually founding Minivegas Amsterdam where he has directed and co-directed a whole host of award-winning live action, animated and interactive projects. All this experience means that Maarten possesses a uniquely integrated approach to his work but, sadly, remains a very average carpenter.
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"Summer"

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PSB Bank

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"Family"

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McCoy’s

McCoy’s

"Ultimate"

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Van Lanschot

"Evi Van Lanschot"

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Killer Loop

Killer Loop

"Capture the Extreme"

Damien Ferrié
Damien Ferrié
Damien comes from a small medieval village in the south west of France. Not medieval in terms of the standard of living you understand
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Damien comes from a small medieval village in the south west of France. Not medieval in terms of the standard of living you understand, but it’s heritage. Apparently it was the perfect playground for kids, with towers, ruins, moats, underground passages everywhere, so Damien could prepare for his preferred future career: being Indiana Jones. As it transpired, he eventually followed a slightly different path – studying art history in Bordeaux, followed by a second helping of art studies in Lyon and then a naughty desert of 3D animation in Valenciennes. After all that, it’s hardly surprising that he graduated with honors and won a bunch of awards for his graduation film: Overtime. As a grown-up, just like his childhood hero: Indy, Damien is never happier than when he’s travelling through wild places and eating monkey brains. But in his spare time he makes amazing animated films, and that’s the main reason we love him.
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Red Cross

"Our World Your Move"

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Short

Short

"Overtime"

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Ident

"Fatslide"

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Caisse d'Epargne

"The Blues"

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JP grew up on a military base in Germany. Not because he was a child soldier, but
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JP grew up on a military base in Germany. Not because he was a child soldier, but because his father was in the Belgian military. If he HAD been a child soldier, he probably wouldn’t have had the time to read comics, play in bands, watch movies, dream about being Han Solo (but with a light saber), and all the other things that ultimately inspired him to move to Brussels and study filmmaking. JP still lives in Brussels and still plays in a band (although he now calls it an ‘electro rock project’), and has been making amazing, award-winning work ever since. He is well known for his ability to weave together live action, stop motion, CGI, miniatures, motion design, and photography. He’s less well known for considering dreams and especially nightmares a huge part of his creative process, but that’s ok JP, your secret’s safe with us.
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Nike

Nike

"Mercurial Vapor Superfly III"

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IBSR BIVV

IBSR BIVV

"Crash Test Dummies"

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Loterie Nationale

Loterie Nationale

"Créateur de Chances"

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Alpro

Alpro

"Stay Curious"

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BROTHER

BROTHER

"Business Ink Technology"

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Cadillac

Cadillac

"Luxperiments"

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CPH Bank

CPH Bank

"Light Bulbs Installation"

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Film Festival Ghent

Film Festival Ghent

Trailer

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Peugot

Peugot

"Style and City"

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Volkswagen

Volkswagen

"Bluemotion"

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Wattwiller

"La Linea"

Claas Ortmann
Claas Ortmann
Claas swears he has never drunk any alcohol or experimented with drugs
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Claas swears he has never drunk any alcohol or experimented with drugs which is surprising given that A. he grew up in ‘a boring shit hole’ on the outskirts of Hamburg and B. that he is always the first one dancing on the table. As a young man, he harbored ambitions of becoming a comic book artist and a womanizer but he was swayed in at least one of those pursuits by the work of Jonze, Glazer and Gondry on MTV. These role models turned him onto movies and he fled for Munich and the famous HFF film school. He picked-up a Cannes Young Director’s Award on the way out and everything went from there. Claas’ sense of humour is right up our strasse and we’d love to help him in his quest to build a reel like his idol Tom Kuntz. In the mean time, we promise to keep him supplied with Nutella, Cheeseburgers and Ginger Beer in return for the secret to his indefatigable optimism.
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Comix

Comix

"Auction"

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O2

O2

"Coming Home"

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Pin Card Security

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"The Store"

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Kraft

Kraft

"Switch"

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MediaMarkt

MediaMarkt

"Amnesia"

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McDonalds

McDonalds

"Coke Optiker"

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Pick Up

Pick Up

"Ninja"

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OnlinePrinters

OnlinePrinters

"Dancers"

Will Innes Smith
Will Innes Smith
Derby is an English town, famous for being the birthplace of the industrial revolution.
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Derby is an English town, famous for being the birthplace of the industrial revolution. Despite being neither industrious or revolutionary in his formative years, this is also the birthplace of Will Innes Smith. While we think that Will’s early ambitions of becoming a sniffer-dog could actually have been pretty revolutionary indeed, it wasn’t until a chance encounter with Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven that his passion for film was born. Nowadays, Will is one of the most industrious folks we know. Whether shooting the latest spot for Sony Playstation or making food do beautiful things in slow-mo, he is always at the creative heart of a production, unraveling the seed of an idea into something watched by millions. He may tell you that, had he not become a director, he could have been playing central midfield for Derby County or furthering his degree in Psychogeography… we don’t even know what the second one means but we are just glad he chose to make great films instead.
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Sony Playstation 4

Sony Playstation 4

"For The Players Since 1995"

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Bombay Sapphire

Bombay Sapphire

"Imagination"

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Temptations Tumblers

Temptations Tumblers

"Time To Play Ball"

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Sony Playstation

Sony Playstation

"The Thumb Sore Nation"

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Coca Cola

Coca Cola

"To The Beat"

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Temptations Tumblers

Temptations Tumblers

"Rollin"

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Grazia

Grazia

"Olivia Palermo"

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Tiger Beer

Tiger Beer

"Discover the Tiger"

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contact

New Business

We like to keep busy so, big or small, if you have a project you’d like to talk to us about please get in touch.

erik@minivegas.net

Join the Team

Check our openings to see what positions are open now, or just send us an email, because you’re worth it.

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Amsterdam
New York

Situated in the heart of Amsterdam – a short bike ride from anywhere in the city, a short drive from anywhere in the country and a short flight from anywhere in Europe.

amsterdam@minivegas.net
+31 (0) 20 820 22 60
Kerkstraat 257,1017 GW Amsterdam, The Netherlands



From Old Amsterdam to New Amsterdam and we’re still only three blocks from the sex museum!

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    newyork@minivegas.net 
 
42 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10010.