My name is Tom Ensing. I’m 21 years old and I come from Groningen, a city that’s about as far away from Amsterdam you can get within the Netherlands. I am currently working towards finishing my Communications Bachelor’s Degree at the Hanze University, which should be done in October of this year. I am most passionate about the more visual aspects of the broad field that is communication, such as videography, photography, and a bit of graphics design. However, due to my studies and previous work, I have some experience in more general marketing and communications work as well.
That does not say much about me as a person though, so here follow two inconclusive paragraphs about my traits, hobbies and interests. According to one of those reliable internet tests, my personality matches that of an INFP. In my case this translates to being an absolute introvert and having a tendency to operate on feeling, rather than rational thought. Despite my aspirations being more creative, I am quite a technical person. As a child I liked piecing things together with wood and nails, while right now I enjoy building computers – and sometimes taking them apart again. Accompanied by the enjoyment of tinkering with computers comes a love for video gaming. The games I play vary widely, from RPGs to city builders, to FPSs and the occacional racing game.
As for sports and other such physical activities, I used to train in ice skating (of the 400-meter track variant). For the past few years it’s been more of a winter hobby though, with in-line skating as the summer alternative. But where skating hasn’t been a big priority recently, my interest for skateboarding has sparked in the last three years. I started out on small Penny boards, and then made my own cruiser out of a custom deck paired with Penny Nickel hardware. Around Christmas 2016 I bought a 42″ Bustin longboard and have been thoroughly enjoying that since. Lastly, since I’m Dutch, cycling is in my blood, and I’m used to doing quite a lot of it. I don’t really consider this a sport though, but perhaps more of a native cultural activity.