In addition to his work as lecturer-researcher at the NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences Jop also runs his own game and web design company. This enables him to keep current the expertise he brings to the table at NHL Stenden. He does this through various roles; Jop is a lecturer in the minor The Next Web program, he is one of the core lecturers at the Master Serious Gaming and researcher at the Serious Gaming group. With over 15 years of experience in making websites, entertainment, and serious games, you can say that Jop takes this discipline seriously.

Jop started his higher education at the University of Twente Mechanical Engineering program and then continued at the HKU in Utrecht, where he developed a serious game as a graduation project in 2003 that combined digital with physical and facilitated a good conversation. In his career he has made games, interactive websites, and installations for Disney, Nexans, Netflix, 20th Century Fox, Miniclip, the Dutch Police, etc. Jop enjoys making prototypes to test interesting game concepts. Game on!