About the author

Hedwyg van Groenendaal (1971, MSc) has almost twenty years of experience in the field of internet and web design. This started during her studies of Building Information Technology at Eindhoven University of Technology. She graduated in 1995.

Quite soon after finishing her studies Hedwyg van Groenendaal started her own internet and web design company called Via Milia and a few years later she added an internet education center.


Hedwyg is passionate about creating easy access tools and techniques that are (or seem) difficult for many people. Hedwyg is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, creative, passionate, technical, analytical, Prezi, social media and loves working on the web . Her motto is: “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough”.

Hedwyg has already written nine books on web design, Flash, ActionScript, and Dreamwaver, and five books on Prezi (four in Dutch, one in English; The Ultimate Prezi Guide).

Hedwyg van Groenendaal founded Prezi University. From this initiative, workshops, trainings, seminars, and events are organized on the subject of Prezi, such as the annual Prezi Day. Prezi.com appreciates all initiatives by Hedwyg van Groenendaal and decided to appoint her as one of the first official Prezi Experts. On February 28, 2013, Hedwyg won the worldwide TED-Prezi contest Ideas Matter with her Prezi IDENTITY inspired by Bryan Stevenson’s TED talk We need to talk about an injustice.

More information on Hedwyg van Groenendaal and her company Prezi University can be found at http://www.preziuniversity.com and facebook.com/preziuniversity, and you can also follow her on one of her Twitter accounts: @hedwygNL and @preziuniversity.