Stefan Apswoude is an art director based in Amsterdam. He worked in advertising for agencies like TBWANeboko, Grey London and Mortierbrigade Brussels. Did multiple projects for clients including McDonald's, ING Belgium, Heinz, Tempo-Team and HECK.

After he graduated Graphic Design in 2010 he decided to study advertising at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. Where he took a five months semester abroad at the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2013. In New York, he discovered different cultures and soon he knew that his interest goes towards making international work for major clients.

When Stefan is not working, you could find him watching a game of his favorite football club Ajax Amsterdam, walking around at art galleries or see him in action at the beach trying to catch some waves.

Mediacollege Amsterdam
Graduated in Graphic Design 

School of Visual Arts in New York
Exchange Student Advertising

Willem de Kooning Academy
Bachelor Advertising

work experience

Freelance Art Director // 2015 - present
Code D'Azur, Amsterdam
RIDE, Amsterdam
Bonka Circus, Leuven
Tosti Creative, Amsterdam
Mortierbrigade, Brussels
Global Team Blue, London
Grey, London
Hearts and Minds, London
ConspiracySinc, Amsterdam
ReclameJongens, Amsterdam 

Roorda Reclamebureau // 2017 - 2018
Art Director

Being There Amsterdam // 2014 - 2015 
Art Director

TBWANeboko Amsterdam // 2013 - 2014
Art Director

Boondoggle Amsterdam // 2013 - 2014
Art Director 

awards + honors

3x D&AD 2x graphite, 1x wood
4x One Show 4x shortlist
5x Young Dutch Creatives 3x gold, 1x silver, 1x bronze
1x Google Young Innovator Award 1x gold
2x Goudenzaag (Best Dutch Young Talent) 2x shortlist
2x ADCN 2x nominated
1x AKQA Future Lions 1x shortlist
1x Clio Awards 1x shortlist
1x Chip Shop Award  1x Vinegar
2x Winner, Awesome Foundation Amsterdam  

Cannes Young Lions Competition: Category Cyber