28 Apr Sebastiaan 2.0
Category: Announcement


I turned 20 today, decisively terminating my teenager-hood. I can’t say it’ll bother me a lot, but I’m certainly curious in what the future will hold for me. The first 20 years of my life so far have been pretty great; I’ve left education, started my own company and started making a living off it, I’ve been invited by great companies to come work for them (including Apple), and I’ve met the girl of my dreams, started living independently, and reached hundreds of thousands of people through my icon work. I can only hope that the next 20 years will be as good!

If you want to comment on my birthday or drop a euro via paypal for a slice of pie, feel free to hit up sebastiaan ( -at- ) cocoia.com! :)

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36 Responses

  1. Happy Birthday!
    I guess this leaves me a year and a half to finish school, start my own company, make a living, get invited to work at Apple, meet the girl of my dreams, start living independently, and reach hundreds of thousands of people through icon work.

    Hmm… maybe I should stop watching Scrubs reruns and get to work!

  2. Don’t forget to update ;)

  3. Gah, habit of wrapping URLs in make it go bye-bye.

    Update this: http://www.icondesigner.net/about.html

  4. 4

    Happy Birthday man !

  5. 5

    …Nice icon, by the way

  6. 6

    Happy Birthday!
    Thanks for responding to emails and actually being nice enough to do things that people ask for. (I’m the one who asked you create the iphone webclip icon).

  7. 7

    Congrats on your hard work!!
    Happy Birthday!

  8. 8

    Happy B-Day! Congratulations on all your success.

  9. 9

    Hathy Birppday!

  10. Happy birthday, Sebastiaan, and congratulations on all your successes.

  11. http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/nom-nom-nom.jpg

  12. Happy birthday! And you’re only 20?! Wow, I’ve got some catching up to do!

  13. Happy Birthday Sebastiaan and keep up the great work. I <3 your icons. :)

  14. 14

    Happy Birthday Sebastiaan!

  15. Happy Birthday man. Keep up awesome work!

  16. 16

    hartelijke felicitaties van het thuis front
    nog vele jaren
    super boy en son
    Happy Birthday to you
    nice day

  17. 17

    Happy Birthday!

    And by the way, you should perhaps update your about me page to reflect your current age ;)

  18. Happy Birthday man!! 20! man, you’re such a young’un! ;-)

    Lovely 2.0 btw! haha.

  19. Happy birthday, Sebastiaan. I still can’t believe you’re only 20 years old. You’ve already done so much amazing work, I can only imagine how much more you’ve got in you.

    Keep the great design coming!

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    lief broertje bas
    Van Harte Gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag
    20 jaar! een hele mijlpaal
    Hopelijk heb je, ondanks je verhuizing, toch nog een leuke dag?
    Liefs van irmin

  21. 21

    Vanuit Utrecht onze hartelijke felicitaties voor jou Bas! Wat een prachtige leeftijd, 20 jaar! Mooie dag gewenst en dat er nog maar veel mooie iconen mogen volgen!
    liefs van Athy, Evert, Maryam en Tim

  22. 22
    opa en oma 

    dag lieve Bas een hartelijke gelukwens met je verjaardag nu al 20 wat leuk gelijk je nieuwe product van de 20 goed joh!
    verder een fijne dag met elkaar en veel succes met daarbij ook de verhuizing hopelijk treffen we elkaar binnenkort weer eens bij jullie thuis of anders op de renbaan met je Myra die hoe kan het anders ook een gelukwens met een knuffel ontvangt dag schatten opa en oma nu virtueel op bezoek

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    Man. You’re only 20!? Props, seriously. Happy Birthday.

  25. heh, i just turned 20 this month too! [April 3rd] i can’t say that i’ve done as much as you, but im definitely trying! i think i’ve found the one for me as well, ;). good luck with the rest of your future projects.

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    Happy Birthday :)

  27. 27

    Happy B-DAY man!

  28. 28

    Very nice website :)
    don’t forget to add it at http://www.cssnice.com
    best regards

  29. 29
    Ben Jacob 

    Happy B-Day gentleman !

  30. 30

    Happy Birthday! :)

  31. 31
    Cocoa Master 

    all the best to you. I’m 21 and a senior in college but still don’t have a job lol.

    it takes guts to do what you have done, congrats!! :)

  32. 32
    guillermo de la maza 

    Many more like those first 20!

    Just came in contact with your excellent work and am already falling for it. Keep up!

  33. 33

    And i thought i was successful :D
    Rly love ur work and tell Apple if they need some sw/web developers let em contact me :D
    Its late, but still…happy birthday!

  34. 34

    Happy Birthday!

    When will the System Prefs wallpaper be available?

  35. 35

    Wow, so young and you’re already doing such cool work? Impressive :)

    Happy belated birthday!

  36. 36

    you are really young and creative.
    i dont believe on education but i think you are a born artist.

    one thing. you more like education the more to spread, more you learn.

    be postive. think positive.

    Graphic Designer