About Me

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My name is Jan Rajtoral — AKA Gonzo the Great — and I’m the Founder/Designer at gonzodesign, providing design services across the full spectrum of Branding: print as well as (front-end) web design!

An unique and stimulating design can express quality, attract the attention, distinguish and seduce to read or to buy

Gonzo the Great

I was born on September 25th, 1969 in The Hague (The Netherlands). After my study — Industrial Design at the Haagsche Hogeschool — I’ve worked for a number of well-known Dutch Industrial Design companies, e.g. Flex Development, DSI Design and WeLL Design.

In the year 2004 I discovered the interwebs and made my first website and from that moment learned about CSS, HTML, Javascript, PhP, Web Standards, Semantics, etc., .. and never stopped improving and developing my skills and knowledge.

After the bankruptcy of my last employer, in 2006, I started my own design studio and gonzodesign was officially ‘born’. My main ambition and occupation is designing Brand Identities and (Responsive) Websites for my clients.

There’s something to be said about working with passionate business owners that truly love what they do. I’m no different. I started my business because I honestly enjoy creating something beautiful every day that has the ability to impact others.

If you’re looking for a hard working, experienced, skilled and very down-to-earth designer then look no further and view the online version of my Résumé or check my Linkedin account.

Interests

If I’m not behind my laptop, .. I love to go outside to play football with my son Milan. I also like to read magazines, listen to music, watch a good movie, write an article for one of my web blogs, doodling in my sketchbook, taking photographs with my SLR or just drinking a delicious cup of cappuccino.

But I also love to travel around the globe, although the last few years I only visited the Czech Republic to visit my parents. In these last few years Prague became my second home.