About Rob

I’m a creative developer focused on a sustainable, people-first internet. I work at Bonkend, where I manage their online services. I also created my own web agency in 2019 with a mission to do good on the world.

Outside of the COVID-19 period, I organize a WordPress Meetup every month in Eindhoven, Europe’s leading innovative region.

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Portrait of Rob Migchels

What I do

I’ve been making websites since I was a teenager. In 2010, I was introduced to WordPress. Since then, I’ve been building websites powered by WordPress. From humble beginnings where I created small websites for local communities back in 2010–14, I progressed to starting my professional WordPress career in 2015. Today, I am building WordPress websites that receive millions of visitors every year.

Whilst every website I’ve built is different, they all share my common principles:

  1. Small in file size. A smaller website means a faster website and a smaller carbon footprint. From data centres to transmission networks to the devices that we hold in our hands, it is all consuming electricity, and in turn producing carbon emissions.
  2. Easy to use. Technology should increase productivity, not your stress-levels. At every step of the process of building your website, I think about the impact this has on the people who use it.
  3. Quality that lasts. WordPress is great, but ridden with bungler’s that quickly churn out websites. I pride myself on creating websites that look and work as great on day one thousand as they did on day one.

Curious what that looks like? Get in touch with me and I will gladly show you my portfolio.

Who I am

By now you know my name, Rob Migchels. I’m 27 years old and I currently live in Eindhoven, the Netherlands together with my lovely fiancée, Rachael. In my spare time I enjoy being in the nature, whether that’s hiking, scuba diving or relaxing in a hammock. Other than that I also enjoy the occasional videogame or a good series.

I care a great deal about the environment and privacy rights (which is why I’m not tracking you through Google Analytics!). In the past I volunteered for organizations such as Bits of Freedom, Milieudefensie, and Eindhoven News.

Last but not least: most things tech related capture my interests. I’m working on making my home a smart home in a privacy-conscious way and keep myself up to date with the latest gadgets and news.