Over twenty years of global experience in 360º brand design.
Launched February 2020
Founder & Creative Director, Studio Kempen
A passionate and hands-on Creative Director, specialising in brand identity (brand design, motion & online/mobile) and strategic-based packaging (spirits, FMCG & luxury)
Feb 2018 – Sept 2019
Partnership Creative Director, Design Bridge Amsterdam

Day-to-day key responsibilities included:
Creative strategy & brand direction, team inspiration, briefing & reviews
Overall vision for original, breakthrough creative output of design team (±30 FTE)
Development of strong client relationships across key accounts
Presentations, pitches & new business development (with Client Service team and Strategy)
Resource & time management for team, job & talent allocation, project budget planning
Recruitment of studio talent, with ongoing mentoring & performance monitoring
University and student engagement
Sept 2014 – Feb 2018
Creative Director, Design Bridge Amsterdam
May 2014 – Aug 2014
Design Director, Design Bridge Amsterdam
Sept 2010 – April 2014
Creative Director, Fountainhead Cape Town
Aug 2008 – Aug 2010
Creative Director, Magic8 Cape Town
Mar 2007 – Jul 2008
Design Director/Head of Design, Fountainhead Cape Town
May 2004 – February 2007
Senior Graphic Designer, Fountainhead Cape Town
Aug 2001– Apr 2004
Digital Designer, Whitespace Cape Town (formerly Code)
Jan 1999 – Jul 2001
Designer, Whitespace Cape Town (formerly Code)
1997 – 1999
BA in Creative Brand Communication, AAA School of Advertising Cape Town

2015 – 2019
Guest Lecturer – Falmouth, Northumberland, UCLan (UK), Fashion Institute of Technology, University of St Louis Missouri (US), School of Visual Communication (DK), Willem de Kooning Akademie (NL), BNO/Nextpack  (NL), Pentawards LIVE (NL)
2010 - 2019
Various interviews & opinion pieces in local print, digital and TV media
Guest Lecturer: AAA School of Advertising
Sappi Design Award (Silver): Book Design
2003 - 2004
External Examiner: AAA School of Advertising
National Television & Video Awards: Judge (Interactive media)
Loerie Award Finalist: Website design, Promotional design
Loerie Award Finalist: Publication design
Clio Award (Gold): Packaging Design,Loerie Award x 3 (1 Gold for Corporate Identity, 2 Silver for packaging)
AAA/SPADA Awards: Top Graphic Design Student, AAA/Jupiter Drawing Room Award: Top Creative Student, 
SPADA Young Designers Competition Finalist
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