Willebrord Elsing

Visual Designer & Art Director

Haarlem, Netherlands
Professional with an extensive international background in traditional and interactive visual design.

Expertise in all aspects of hands-on design, art direction, client relations and cross platform hard– and software. Versatile, creative thinker with an eye for detail.

Tenacious problem solver, motivated self-starter who drives projects from thought to finish.
Works successfully on a team as well as independently, from free lance to Fortune 100 companies.

Work Experience


Design Coordinator

Concept and creation of innovative proposal designs; traditional, digital and not rarely onconventional.
June 2013 - December 2013 Amstelveen, Netherlands

Boer & Croon

Senior Graphic Designer

Concept, creation and implementation of corporate identity. All aspects of shaping and designing information for print, web, smartphones and tablets.
February 2006 - April 2013 Amsterdam, Netherlands


Visual Designer

Concept and creation with an emphasis on digital; websites, Flash animations.
January 2000 - July 2005 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Visual Designer

Concept and creation, traditional as well as digital. Customers included the University of Missouri, Laclede Gas, Siegel’s Uniforms, Simon Marketing and Mallinckrodt.
October 1996 - January 2000 Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

SI Music

Managing Director

Record company, music publisher, record distributor and organiser of events. Management, A&R, marketing, design of over 100 CD sleeves, PoS material and merchandise, organisation of over 200 concerts.
June 1991 - September 1996 Rotterdam, Netherlands

Controlec International B.V.

Head of PR & Advertising

Group of engineering and construction companies. Implementing and maintaining corporate identity, liaison with ad agencies, design of various print projects, copywriting, media contacts.
April 1983 - June 1991 Rotterdam, Netherlands


Art Director & Publisher

Publisher of music magazines and event organisation. Designing and publishing magazines totalling over three hundred issues.
January 1981 - June 1996 Rotterdam, Netherlands


English (Fluent),
French (Conversational),
Dutch (Native),
German (Conversational),



Adobe CC (Acrobat, AfterEffects, Dreamweaver, Edge, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere), Lightroom, Aperture, Quark Xpress, Final Cut Pro, iLife, iWork, Microsoft Office/WordPress. Hardware/OS

Excellent cross-platform skills with Windows/PC and Apple Macintosh hardware and OS. Well versed in working with and producing work for iOS based smartphones and tablets. Related skills

Creative writing for web and print: b-to-b, b-to-c, retail, interviews, features and reviews. Fluent in Dutch and English; German and French spoken on a conversational level. Experienced photographer.