Roelant [ roo-lahnt ] is the Dutch version of the French name Roland (pronounced in English as: roh-luh-nd or rəʊlənd ), from the Old High German Hrodland, often interpreted as “fame” or “honor” (hrod) and “land”, a variation on Hrodnand (nand = “daring”).
In Cyrillic my name is written and pronounced as: Рулант.
When my music career picked up and I had less time for design, I started to use Impresspages (CMS) and WordPress (CMS) instead of building my sites up from scratch. For this site I decided to go “old school” and build it up with a text editor.
Until 2016 I had mostly done design to serve my own needs and to help out some friends from time to time. Music was the career I had chosen for, design was just a “hobby” on the side. From 2016 though I started working more frequently as freelance designer, in 2018 – after I stopped being a performing artist, I shifted focus from music to design.
On this part of my web site I’ll share some info and examples of designs I have made: