Showcase & Discover Creative Work

Thijs Biersteker

Creative/ Art director/ Creative Director / User experience designer / product kickstarter
Freelance: Creative Director / Experience + Brand Director / Art Director

04/2013 - Now. 
In the past months I had the luck to work with amazing companies. I won pitches, was creative lead in global digital campaigns, made films that got viral, created products for a better world. I designed User experiences for startups and well established brands and helped companies find their voice.

Here is a short selection;

Oat shoes - Co-Creative Director + Product Development. (6 months)
Oat Shoes are the worlds first fully biodegradable sneakers with seeds in them that grow up like a tree. We also created a shoe line for babies with seeds in them to grow their tree of life.

BBH Shanghai - Associate Creative Director (2 months)
Establishing Qoros, a brand new car brand. Working on Sprite. 
Winning a pitch for a newcomer to the Chinese market.

Superheroes in Amsterdam - Creative Director / AD (6 months)
Lead on the global digital account of LG. Developed a global digital 
experience for 34 countries and created a viral film with 7.4m views.

de Volkskrant /de Persgroep Amsterdam - Founder ,Creative Director + User Experience design.
I Founded the Creative Press Challenge, a challenge for creatives to create ads for good causes. 
We made a award winning launch film and the second year I created the insight installation where we
had creatives run like a refugee using a Oculus Rift and a Treadmill .
Winner of Best Art Direction at Dutch Art Directors Club and a B2B SAN Accent award. Now an on-going annual project.

FHV-BBDO Amsterdam - Senior Creative (2 months)
Campaign development for the leading Dutch mobile carrier called Hi. 
Created the “More Crap” campaign, which won 12 awards. Most in digital. 

Amp. Amsterdam - Creative director + UX design and brand Director. ( ongoing)
Brand, product development and strategy for a music start-up for Universal Music. It has become an established brand within the Dutch creative community and will expand with 2 offices this year.
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct 2008
Art Director
Producing work for global brands: Coca-Cola, Nokia, Levi's, Nike, Lego, EA sports, Heineken, Dutch Film Museum.
Brussels, Belgium
Aug 2007Oct 2008
Art Director
Producing work for the European market for Spa water, Hyundai, Douwe Egberts, Senseo and more.
Feb 2004Nov 2007
Founder, Creative Director.
Co-founder of Spoilt. creatives, a small creative shop in Rotterdam during my study at the Willem The Kooning academy. Based on a foundation of a psychologist and a creative to build long lasting brands.

Clients: Peugeot, Maui Magic, Mystic Kiteboarding, Rotterdam board of culture, TU Delft, Paladin Studios, Red Kiwi, Quicksilver.
Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 2002Feb 2003
jr. Art Director
Working as a intern / jr. Art Director on rebranding Heineken, Cadbury an Cup-a-Soup.
Dutch (Native), English (Advanced)
3d Generalist, Adobe InDesign, Art-direction, Creative Direction, Creative Writing, Digital, Digital Advertising, Experience Design, Film, Illustrator, Installation Art, Otherists, Photoshop, Print, Product Development, Production Design