Christiaan Stijnen

Christiaan Stijnen

From sound engineer to freelance developer at Level Level



  • Shouting / making noise
  • Coming up with effective solutions

Freelance development

I work as a freelance developer at Level Level. Nowadays I’m working mostly on back-end development, but I’m not shying away from front-end development as well. I’ve been working as a freelancer for almost 2 years now.

What did you do before this?

After my studies, I became a sound engineer. I drove around the Netherlands for years and worked with different kinds of artists. This was a beautiful time where I got to know several places where music and noise was being made. From an endless list of youth centers, barns and marquees to the more known festivals and stages. It was a beautiful time and I also got to see some of the world with tours all around Europe. But also in the United States, South Africa and Indonesia. 

I already got acquainted with PHP/ CSS / HTML in high school. I then developed my own CMS (Content Management System) with my brother and good friend to maintain our shared Dragonball Z website. 😉

When the ‘sound engineering years’ passed by, I realised that I didn’t want to live my life everyday being in the noise until 4 in the morning. So I picked up web development again. At a WordPress MeetUp I met Jaime (an old employee of Level Level), who tipped me at Level Level. For a few years I worked part-time at Level Level and also as a freelance sound engineer. Two years ago it started to itch again to work for myself full time. Not as a sound engineer anymore, but as a developer.

Still at Level Level

I really enjoy working together with Level Level. It’s a nice company to work for and a great team to work with. The assignments are interesting because WordPress is being used to create challenging projects!

Christiaan at work as a soundman

What do you do in your spare time?

In my spare time I like to go cycling, to take walk in nature and of course to support ‘my’ Feyenoord!

What are your plans for the future?

In the future I would like to visit the countryside more and not sit behind my desk all week. I would like to DIY on my house and to work on the land. Perhaps with a vegetable garden and some animals. 😉 

Tell us about your plans and ambitions!

We are up for any challenge!