Budi Loonen

Art Director

Breda, Netherlands
From January 2015 I start my journey around the world. New experience, meet new people and share knowledge inspired talks about creativity and I realized: step out of the comfort zone to get inspired your creativity grow exponentially. The creative globetrotter and entrepreneur is an initiator, inspirator for everybody need an injection of creative energy in any part of the world. Currently teaching at MIADA in Chongqing China. But always open for new opportunities. Now targeting for Scandinavia in 2017

I am a well skilled Art Director with many fields of expertise. These difficult times demand you to not specialize in just 1 or 2 fields. My specialties are in art direction, creative concept & strategy in different types of media. This includes print, online media, social media, radio and TV. I have a true passion for advertising because it's satisfying to see an idea be executed to perfection. I am also skilled in graphic design, design, industrial/interior design, signing and events.

Major skills as a person: innovative, creative, disciplined, pro-active, perseverance, responsible, loyal, determination

Recent experience includes the following brands: Porsche, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Bentley, Seat, U-Boat Worx, T-Mobile, Coca Cola and Shell

I have also done voluntary work for the following non-profit organisations:
- Bundesjugend e.V. (German Young Hard of Hearing organisation) - Volunteer
- Volunteer at IFHOHYP (International Young Hard of Hearing organisation) - PR Commission
- Volunteer at SH-Jong (Dutch Young Hard of Hearing organisation)
- PR-Board Judoclub Made

Work Experience

NO TOMATO

sr. Art Director

Design, creative concept and creative strategy for advertising concepts, customers journeys and social campaigns.
April 2018 - Present Breda, Netherlands

Zhengzhou University Of Aeronautics

Guest lecturer art, design and advertising

Teaching art, branding, advertising, design methods and design thinking for 1st and 2nd year students on the Zhengzhou University of Aeronautics the Art & Design department.
April 2018 - Present Zhengzhou, China

Modern International Arts & Design Academy

Tutor, Lecturer, Teacher in Graphic Design, Visual Dynamics, Advertising, Typography

Teacher for 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade at the MIADA (Modern International Arts and Design Academy) part of the Chongqing Technology and Business University (CTBU) in Chongqing in different aspects of (online)media, advertising and design. Includes advice and guiding the graduation students
January 2016 - January 2017 China

Sichuan Fine Arts Institute

Lecturer and Tutor

Give workshops - advanced creative thinking - to 2nd grade students in all kinds of majors. And give lectures in art, design and advertising.
March 2016 - January 2017 China

The Creative Globetrotter

Creative Globetrotter

Off to Dubai, Nepal, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, USA again, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina - 6 months pause - China, Hong Kong, Germany, Denmark and China.

From January 2015 I start my journey around the world. New experience, meet new people and share knowledge inspired talks about creativity and I realized: step out of the comfort zone to get inspired your creativity grow exponentially. The creative globetrotter and entrepreneur is an initiator, inspirato, freelance art director, creative for everybody need an injection of creative energy in any part of the world.

Visited agencies & Creatives in: Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Sydney: Pim van Nunen, JWT Auckland, Los Angeles: Eriks Chase, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners San Francisco, Wieden + Kennedy Portland, Seattle: Josh Stark, DDB Vancouver, JWT Toronto, Publicis Toronto, Publicis Montréal, Art Directors Club (ADC) Global New York, Furia World Buenos Aires - 6 months pause - MIADA Chongqing University, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, CQMedia, TEDxChongqingSalon, Yunma Design
December 2014 - Present

Reclamebureau IVC

Art Director

Agency that loves retail. Clients: Expert, Handyman, NS (Dutch Railways), NS Retail, Hoogvliet, Superunie, Daelmans
August 2015 - September 2016 Waalwijk, Netherlands

AGH & Friends

Art Director

Clients: Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti, ,SEAT, U-Boat Worx, Wajer & Wajer, State of Art, Riant-Stoutenbeek, Natuzzi Italia
July 2011 - December 2014 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

The Creative Globetrotter

Backpacker, traveler, explorer, entrepeneur, freelance Art Director

The first part of the The Creative Globetrotter experience: Eurotrip tour part 1. The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Germany, Cechz Republic, Poland, Austria, Slovakia, Spain, Scotland, England, France, Belgium

Eurotrip tour part 2
Serbia, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzigovina, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Germany
September 2010 - June 2011

Made In Rotterdam

Art Director

Clients: T-Mobile, Shell, Coca Cola, Dierenbescherming, NRC, VARA, Libris, Nederlandse Energie Maatschappij, TNT-Post/Euro Mail, Wegener & Gemeente Rotterdam
August 2008 - October 2010 Rotterdam, Netherlands

Education

Willem De Kooning Academie

Bachelor: advertising, art direction & design

Lessons in:
Advertising
Creative Direction & Thinking
Creative Concepts
Creative Marketing
Graphic Design
September 2002 - September 2006 Rotterdam, Netherlands

Grafisch Lyceum Eindhoven

Pre-bachelor degree: Graphic design

Lessons in:
Desktop publishing
Graphic design
September 1999 - September 2002 Eindhoven, Netherlands

Languages

Dutch (Native),
English (Fluent),
German (Advanced),
Chinese (Beginner),
French (Beginner),
Dutch Sign Language (Beginner),

Awards

TEDx

TEDx Talk - The possibilities of disabilities

2016

Liebster

Liebster award - Best new travel blog

2015

Top Gear

Top Gear Award - September - Bentley Continental GT3 advertisement

2014

Top Gear

Top Gear Award - Lamborghini advertisement: Sex on the beach

2014

Porsche AG

Porsche Best Practice Award: Long shall he live - 50 years 911 - campaign

2013

Porsche AG

Porsche Best Practice Award: Porsche Winter inspection campaign

2012

Design Against Fur

Netherlands award: Best Three

2006

Design Against Fur

International award: shortlist

2016

Skills

Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier, Concepts, Creative Thinking, MS Excel, Ms Powerpoint, MS Word,