I help brands
to be more


adventurous... fun... consistent... energetic... surprising...

Hello, I'm Rein!
I help brands to strengthen their story and better their communication. Doing it by weaving the pragmatic with the poetic, the old with the new, the smart with the fun, the wonderful with the weird. Constantly searching for opportunities behind the questions, to create something bravely different that changes perception and drives business.

I graduated as an illustrator with honours in 2007. Here I learned that small images can tell big stories. Now 10+ years later I developed big ideas for big brands, pushed start-ups into reality, made identities more fun, made cities more future proof, packaging more sustainable, and apps more friendly. I enjoy collaborating, build and lead in teams. I enjoy working hands-on and always happy to roll up my sleeves.

I'm 33 years old, living in sunny Amsterdam together with my girlfriend and our mini-me. Curious about music, culture, arts, skateboarding and planet earth. I DJ as ZickZack with a residency at RedLightRadio.

Let's get to work:

Rein van der Ven
mail@reinvdven.nl
☏ +31 6 47520876

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CV
2017-current › Sr. Creative @ HavasLemz
2014-2016 › Creative @ Lemz
2013 › Art Director @ Dawn
2010-2012 › Design Director @ Grrr
2008-2010 › Art Director @ Festina Lente
In between › Freelance


Clients
5 Days Off 2011, 2012 & 2013
Adecco
ANWB
Amnesty International
Artis
De Balie
BUNQ
Citroën
Den Haag Marketing
Diabetes Fonds
DOX Records
EMI Music
European Press Prize
Friesland Campina
Gemeente Utrecht
Greenchoice
Melkweg Amsterdam
Mojo
Museumnacht Amsterdam 2011
iAmsterdam
Ideocracy, NY
IKEA
Kidsright
Longfonds
Loving Day
Ramsey Nasr
Rituals
Optimel
PAN
PPG
TEFAF
TG Berg & Bos
TG Beumer & Drost
Trajectum Lumen
Toyota
VPRO
V&D
VU Amsterdam
ZOKU hotels


What I do
Art Direction
Brand Positioning
Branding
Commercials
Concept Development
Content Creation
Creative Direction
Graphic Design
Identities
Illustration
Motion Design
Spatial Design
Web Design
Writing


Awards
2018: ADCN Bronze SamenDementievriendelijk
2017: ADCN Nomination PR Diabetesfonds
2016: The FWA - Site of The Day: Longfonds
2014: International Design Awards LA: Silver: Web: ZOKU hotels
2014: European Design Award: Nomination: Melkweg.nl
2013: International Design Awards LA: Gold: Print Material: Trajectum Lumen
2013: International Design Awards LA: Bronze: logo's, trademarks & symbols: Trajectum Lumen
2012: w3 Awards: Silver
2011: Virtueel Platform: Best Practice Project
2010: FWA shortlist
2010: Communication Arts: Webpick of the day
2009: Kunstbende: Jury "Expo"
2008: Nederlandse Studentenprijs Grafisch Ontwerpen 2008


Notable Press
2018: Adweek: Ad of the Day
2018: Behind the work: IKEA Charging
2018: Ontwerp Platform Arnhem
2017: Jinek - Den Haag
2016: Jinek - Longfonds
2015: Wired - IKEA Emoticons
2015: HuffingtonPost - IKEA Emoticons
2015: Creativity Online - IKEA Emoticons
2015: Adweek - IKEA Emoticons
2014: Adformatie - ZOKU Design - Feb 2014
2013: Fontanel Magazine - Logos Campaign
2008: Items "Eindexamennummer Dec 2008"


Education
2004-2008: Hogeschool voor de kunsten Utrecht
Bachelor's degree with honours in Visual Communication
Field of Study: Illustration

2007: Internship @Machine
2004: Fotoacademie, Basisopleiding Fotografie
2003-2004: Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten 's Hertogenbosch
Field of Study: Photography



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