I help brands
to be more


adventurous. fun. simple. relevant. surprising.

 Hey, I'm Rein!
I help brands to build their story, strengthen their identity and better their communication. With an honorable background in design and a true love for simple, witty ideas I create stories, campaigns & products that breathe new life into brands. I thrive on settings things in motion and create work that changes perception, business and a new / better future.


I'm 35 years old, living in sunny Amsterdam with 2 kids. Curious about music, culture, arts, skateboarding and planet earth. I DJ as ZickZack with a residency at RedLightRadio. Enjoy the latest show here.

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

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 CV
2019-recent › Associate Creative Director @ Dept Agency
2017-2018 › Senior Creative @ HavasLemz
2014-2016 › Creative @ Lemz
2013 › Art Director @ Dawn
2010-2012 › Design Director @ Grrr
2008-2010 › Designer / Art Director @ Festina Lente


 Clients & Projects
Adecco
ANWB
Amnesty International
Arla
Artis
De Balie
BUNQ
Bol.com
Citroën
Den Haag Marketing
Diabetes Fonds
DOX Records
EMI / Universal Music
European Press Prize
Friesland Campina
Fitbit
Utrecht Marketing
Greenchoice
Melkweg
Mojo Concerts
Museumnacht
Netflix
HISTOR
HotelsAhead
iAmsterdam
IKEA
Kidsright
KVK
Longfonds
Polaroid
Rabobank
Rituals Cosmetics
PAN Amsterdam
Peugeot
Starbucks
SIRE
TEFAF
Toyota
VPRO
V&D
VU Amsterdam


 What I do
Art Direction
Activations
Branding
Brand Positioning
Brand Refresh
Campaigns
Commercials
Concept Development
Creative Direction
Design Direction
Identities
Illustration
Writing


 Awards
2020: LOVIE Awards: SIRE - Shortlist
2020: ESPRIX: SIRE - Waardeer het Repareer het - Bronze
2020: ESPRIX: SIRE Waardeer het Repareer het - Bronze
2020: SPIN: SIRE Waardeer het Repareer het - Silver
2020: SAN Accent: SIRE Waardeer het Repareer het
2018: ADCN: SamenDementievriendelijk - Bronze
2017: ADCN: Diabetesfonds SuikerAfkickKliniek - Nomination
2017: SAN: Greenchoice Stoppen met aardkloten - Nomination
2016: The FWA: Longfonds - Site of The Day
2014: International Design Awards LA: ZOKU hotels - Silver
2014: European Design Awards: Melkweg.nl - Nomination
2013: International Design Awards LA: Trajectum Lumen - Gold
2013: International Design Awards LA: Trajectum Lumen - Bronze
2012: w3 Awards: Trajectum Lumen - Silver
2011: Virtueel Platform: Trajectum Lumen - Best Practice Project
2010: FWA: Trajectum Lumen: Site of the day
2010: Communication Arts: Webpick of the day
2009: Kunstbende: Jury "Expo"
2008: Winnaar Nederlandse Studentenprijs Grafisch Ontwerpen


 Mentionable Press
2019: SIRE @ BBC
2019: Behind the work: SIRE @ Dept
2019: SIRE @ Volkskrant
2018: IKEA - Ad of the Day @ ADWEEK
2018: Behind the work: IKEA Charging
2018: Talk @ Ontwerp Platform Arnhem
2017: Den Haag @ JINEK
2016: Longfonds @ JINEK
2015: IKEA @ WIRED
2015: IKEA @ HuffingtonPost
2015: IKEA @ Creativity Online
2015: IKEA @ Adweek
2014: ZOKU @ Adformatie - 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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