Roy Cornelissen

Cloud solution architect, spare-time art director
"You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." —Maya Angelou

Roy is a total foodie with serious cooking skills, leisure guitar player, aspiring graphic artist and a pro mobile & distributed software architect with a healthy allergy for over-engineering.


Creating beautiful things that people enjoy.


Cutting the crap and going beyond hypes and buzzwords to come up with simple solutions that fit the purpose.

My source of inspiration

I look for inspiration in arts and gastronomy: people who can create things out of nothing. My culinary inspirators are great chefs or bakers like Sergio Herman, Chad Robertson, Heston Blumenthal and Magnus Nilsson. Artistic inspiration comes from musicians like Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac), Steve Lukather and Jeff Porcaro (Toto), and artists and designers like Hanco Kolk, Erik Spiekermann, Roy Lichtenstein.

This makes me happy

Cooking and eating great food, creating and listening to music, drawing and enjoying arts. A beautiful piece of music, a beautifully crafted product, a culinary dish that challenges my senses or a casual encounter with a work of art – a beautiful photo, street art or just nature itself.

My ultimate Epic Shit moment

Cooking and serving a 9 course dinner to all of my colleagues at the Xpirit innovation day together with Marcel and Martijn.

Seeing my Do Epic Shit and Xpirit Streetwear designs become real products.

Creating things, whether it’s software or something else, qualifies as epic shit for me.

The song that gets me started

Go your own way – Fleetwood Mac: Lindsey Buckingham throws all his pain and anger into this song and its power gives me goosebumps every time I hear it.

Jake to the bone – Toto: starting out as an intricate fusion groove, this masterfully played instrumental builds up to a kick-ass hard rocking finale.