Help at Hand, located in Rijswijk the Netherlands, is a company foundedby Jan Polet in 1996.
In fact: Help at Hand = Jan Polet
Jan (1969), originally an audio engineer who worked at several Dutch local radio stations for more than ten years as an engineer, DJ, copywriter and audio imager, started the company because of the lack of companies offering their ICT services to small businesses and private persons.
Hence the name Help at Hand.
After ten years of concentrating on designing and maintaining networks and everything that that entails, and also doing lots of graphics like basic layouts of brochures, flyers, signs, letterheads, cards, adds, PDF’s, etc, working with music and audio slowly found its way back into his work.
Creating the Hit Test, a segment featured on Adam Curry’s podcast named The Daily Source Code for about a year in 2005, resulted in several new things. In 2007 the Hit Test returned to The Daily Source Code as a weekly segment and reached it’s 150th epsisode in December of 2008.
Although the graphics work remains, Help at Hand, now concentrates on audio imaging like voice overs, sweepers, beds, custom made music, complete packages, but also on producing formats, podcasts, audio newsletters and music. Others things like mixing, mastering and teaching basic audio and sound processing, everything you need to know to work with audio in a (radio) studio, are also part of the new media activities.
Webdesign has also managed to get itself back into the list of Help at Hand’s products and services.
Especially WordPress based websites.
t’s all about connecting with people and translating and transforming personal ideas and visions into something that can be viewed, read or listened to.
It’s not only rewarding, but in Jan’s opinion it’s the only way to get a really good result.