Bas Derks

Bas Derks (Bas)

Senior Creative / Art-Director at True Ideas
Utrecht, Netherlands

About me

I’m an all-round creative with more than 10 years of experience in design and over 7 years in several leading advertising agencies. The most important goal in my work is to deliver bright and effective campaigns within any briefing. My technical and digital background gives me the power to go outside the traditional advertising box.

Client list; Google, IBM, Mercedes-Benz, Smart, Volkswagen, Ford, Friesland Foods, Riedel, Masterfoods, Sara Lee, Procter & Gamble, JVC, Rabobank, Robeco, Nationale Nederlanden, TNT Post, KPN, XS4ALL, Monsterboard, Brunel, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.



Senior Creative / Art-Director
June 2014 - Present (4 years 2 months)
Clients: Lipton Ice Tea, Grolsch, Unox, Rabobank, Hostnet, WML (Water Maatschappij Limburg)
Creative / Art Director
Amsterdam, Netherlands
June 2012 - May 2014 (1 year 11 months)
Clients: KPN (Royal Dutch Telecom), DELA, Philips, Ford, BP, WWF, Coca Cola
Senior Interactive Designer
Amsterdam, Netherlands
June 2010 - May 2012 (1 year 11 months)
Clients: IBM, American Express, Flying Blue, Nescafé, XS4ALL, Deloitte, Ford
Interactive Designer
Amstelveen, Netherlands
August 2007 - June 2010 (2 years 10 months)
Clients: Monsterboard Europe, Shell, Douwe Egberts, Mercedes-Benz, Smart, Accor Hotels, Pepsi, Procter & Gamble


Master Class

2012 (1 year)

MA, Master of Arts

2004 - 2005 (1 year)
The European Media Masters of Arts (EMMA) offers a specialised program of study in new media development and production.EMMA is validated by the Open University (London) and subject to the stringent quality standards maintained under QAA (Quality Assurance) regulations of United Kingdom higher education. The MA is recognized in all countries acknowledging United Kingdom degrees and awards.

BA with honours

2001 - 2004 (3 years)

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