A story and 3D designer

My name is Ashley Haagsma

Based in the Netherlands, I recently started my studies in Communication and Multimedia Design at Avans University of Applied Sciences in Breda. People often get confused when I tell them what I study, but CMD is essentially a multi-disciplinary design education that teaches you how to create in various subjects, including game design, web design, robot design, and film design. So far, I have learned many different skills, such as storytelling, Unity, 3D modeling, Adobe programs, critical thinking, and visual design. Before I discovered this type of education, I was studying Computer Science at the same university, but I soon grew bored with just programming and wanted to be more creative. That's when I stumbled upon CMD.


As shown in the background picture, I have a strong fascination with astronomy. My dream is to study it one day, but I have not been able to pursue it yet due to my education level. To fulfill my creative desires, I try to combine my love for astronomy with my current studies. I am working on a personal project called "Astro," and I am also creating a space game that will teach others about the universe and showcase my passion for storytelling. I have loved writing stories since I was a child, and my favorite genres are fantasy and science fiction. I am a big fan of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and Stephen King, and my favorite games are God of War and Skyrim.

In addition to my love for the sky, I also have a deep passion for nature on earth. I enjoy capturing nature in photos and videos, and my favorite pastime is taking photos of birds in the winter.

You can download my CV here (EN)