My name is Axelle Hillewaere, 26 years old and I'm a catlover based in Newport (Belgium). I love building web and software applications, starting from an empty code sheet to a fully functional and beautiful product. Regarding back-end development, I develop within the ASP.NET Core (MVC) framework, using C# and MS SQL. Alongside a fully functioning code, User Interface and an elegant design is an essential element. For this reason, I spend a lot of attention to front-end development, mainly using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery.

Through the years, I walked a kind of diverse traject. When I finished my secondary education, I started the study Applied Psychology at HOWEST Bruges. I completed this Bachelor study in 2014 and subsequently started the transition program Master of Science in Communication Science. As specialization, I chose New Media & Society. Due to this study, I gained insight into the role that communication - and media in particular - plays in our contemporary and future society. Furthermore, I developed quantitative and qualitative research skills which gave me the opportunity to become a specialist in the critical and nuanced analysis of communication.

In 2017, I graduated with honors from Ghent University but felt like I was missing - beside the focus on user research - the more practical side of new media. I had the ambition to develop software or mobile applications by myself. Partly for this reason, I started the HBO5 Informatics - Programmer study at HOWEST / IVO Bruges. It may sound cliché but this was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life. While completing this education, I noticed some sparkle was settling inside of me. Later on, I was able to discover that this sparkle was actually my new passion: I get satisfaction to start from an empty project to build a new web application, with the aim of making each project unique.









Visual Studio

Adobe Creative Cloud


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HBO5 Informatics - Programmer
Analyzing problems and programming innovative software and website applications. Go to the section 'Projects' to discover my work.
Graduated Jan '19
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Internship .NET Development
Project: "Operational flight legs to commercial segments"
A project built with the ASP.NET Core (MVC) framework, written in C#. Focus on both back-end and front-end development.
Nov '18 - Dec '18
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Master of Science in Communication Science: New Media & Society
Master thesis: "Gotta watch 'em all. A mixed-methods research of the 'binge-watching' phenomenon in Flandres"
By using a combination of quantitative and qualitative research methods, the aim of this Master thesis was to provide a representation of the Flemish binge-watcher. Further, the influence of this type of media use on sleep behaviour was examined.
Graduated Jan '17
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Bachelor Applied Psychology
Bachelor thesis: "Mother-in-law vs daughter-in-law"
A qualitative research was executed to examine the difficult relationship between mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law. Ten in-depth interviews were conducted with this population.
Graduated Jan '14
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