I'm Jaap Elzes

a Media Professional

  • Age 37
  • City Groningen, The Netherlands
  • E-mail contact@jaapelzes.nl
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Hello! I’m Jaap Elzes. A media professional specializing in innovation. Being a media professional is about designing original, profitable and technologically refined media products with the potential to engage audiences in completely new ways. Creative media products are the result of a collective effort in which knowledge about ICT, programming, media theory, communication studies, marketing, and business are linked together. With today’s exponential trends in technological development, the world is swiftly changing also in the media industry. Check out my blog, Twitter or LinkedIn to find out what you need to know about today’s developments in the media industry.

Work Experience

2017 - Present

Online Marketeer

Online Marketer - Google Adwords, Facebook advertising, SEA and SEO.

2016 - 2017

Online Marketeer | Multimedia Designer

Online Marketer - Google Adwords, native advertising; managing online campaigns, providing image and video creatives for these campaigns. Data analysis and conversion optimization.

2010 - 2016

Brand Engagement Manager | Multimedia Designer

Social media management, online advertising, media editing, graphic design, broadcasting graphics, front-end development.

2010 - 2007

Security Guard

Security guard at a judicial youth institute.

2003 - 2011

Security Guard

Security guard at concerts, soccer matches and music festivals.


2015 - 2016

Master of Arts, Media Innovation

NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences


Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing Institute

2007 - 2011

Bachelor, Communication and Multimedia Design

NHL University of Applied Sciences


  • Jaap Elzes has a passion for innovations and developments in the field of new media. He is a creative and down to earth professional with a nice personality.

    Hugo Bosgraaf Motion Graphics Designer, Omrop Fryslän
  • Jaap Elzes is a positive and enthousiastic worker. He is continiuolsy thinking about how we as as news-company can improve the website.

    Sybren Terpstra Chief Editor News en Sports, Omrop Fryslän
  • Jaap Elzes is a skilled and fast multimedia designer and social media specialist. He helped Omrop Fryslân to make an important step ahead.

    Onno Falkena Reporter, Omrop Fryslän

My Path

In March 2015, I joined the executive master programme Media Innovation at the NHTV University of Applied Sciences in Breda. The Media Innovation programme is part of the Academy for Digital Entertainment and provided me with in-depth knowledge of digital media processes and it bridged the gap between theory and practice in media studies. I received my master’s degree in Media Innovation in May 2016.

In 2011 I started working for the regional broadcasting station Omrop Fryslân as a multimedia designer. Over the years, I had several responsibilities depending on the assigned tasks including; front-end development for additional websites, designing broadcasting graphics, graphic design, video editing for online content, content management, online advertising, and social media management. As initiator and part of the social media team at Omrop Fryslân, we achieved a significant increase in KPI of the social media platforms.

I started a new career in 2007 by joining the program Communication and Multimedia Design at the NHL University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden. I graduated for my bachelor degree in 2011. Before that, I was working as a security guard at judicial youth institute ‘Het Poortje’.

My Interests

Besides loving and enjoying my wife, daughter, family and friends, I also enjoy other activities in life.

  • Reading
  • Running
  • Watch Movies
  • Gaming
  • Being Creative
  • Learning New Skills
  • Drinking Coffee

Contact Me

Feel free to contact me

  • E-mail contact@jaapelzes.nl
  • Phone +31 6 406 116 67
  • Address Paterswoldseweg 252, 9727 BS
  • City Groningen, The Netherlands


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