Stefan Apswoude is an enthusiastic award-winning, art director from Amsterdam. He worked in advertising for agencies like TBWANeboko Amsterdam, Grey London and Mortierbrigade Brussels. Did multiple projects for clients including Heineken, McDonald's, Amstel Beer, Kayak, Heinz and ING.

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

Roorda Reclamebureau // 2017 - present
Art Director

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 

Being There Amsterdam // 2014 - 2015 
Art Director

TBWANeboko Amsterdam // 2013 - 2014
Art Director

Boondoggle Amsterdam // 2013 - 2014
Art Director 




Heineken, McDonald’s, Amstel Beer, Lacoste, Gillette, Cathedral City Cheese, Heinz, ING, Kayak, Ford, KIA, Albert Heijn, Unox, EasyJet, Eurogroup for animals, Rituals, Gazelle bikes, Pearle, Eneco, KING, Novotel, Ibis, HECK, Brinta and Honig. 




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 Talent) 2x shortlist
1x ADCN 1x shortlist
1x AKQA Future Lions 1x shortlist
1x Clio Awards 1x shortlist
1x Chip Shop Award  1x Vinegar
1x Winner, Awesome Foundation Amsterdam  

Cannes Young Lions Competition: Category Cyber