Philippart, a Dutch native, has been working in London for the last eight years, the last five of which were at Wieden + Kennedy, where he worked on Honda, Nike, Arla, Sainsbury’s, WWF, Formula 1, Brown Forman, RB and Three Mobile. Prior to Wieden + Kennedy he worked at VCCP and Mother on clients such as O2, IKEA and Powerade.
This will be Philippart’s first venture into working in the Netherlands. It’s part of INDIE’s new plan to evolve from an award-winning, boutique Dutch shop to an award-winning, boutique, internationally minded agency. Schaeffer has led the agency for over 11 years as one of the top creative shops in the Netherlands, and is now expanding beyond the Dutch market in terms of staff and clients, while still retaining the Dutch heart and soul of the shop.
Philippart: “As the advertising industry is struggling, seeing INDIE continuously putting out work with so much joy feels like a breath of fresh air. From the first time I spoke to Lode it became clear that his passion and ambition for this agency are huge. I can’t wait to join and help INDIE on this journey”
Schaeffer expressed his enthusiasm about Philippart: “Joris will bring to INDIE a brand new perspective on how to look at clients and brands and what we can do for them. Everybody at INDIE, our clients and our team, will benefit from that. I look forward to it”
Philippart will start at INDIE on September 3