Barry Schwarz

Barry Schwarz

Creative Director / Founder at Addikt
Amsterdam, Netherlands

About me

I started as a digital designer in 1996 and as digital media evolved I moved along with it ending up in digital creative direction & motion design. In 2004 I co-founded Addikt. Addikt has offices in Amsterdam and Mumbai. Since then with Addikt I have been workin for clients all across the globe, creating memorable brands and telling stories that are worth sharing across screens and between platforms. Working both in Europe and Asia, I have developed a global understanding of branding, design, clients and communication, that is essential for creating valuable connections between brands and their audiences.

Clients include:, KPN Telecom, Adobe, Bentley, Tata Motors, Nike, StarTV, Volkswagen, MTV networks, Heineken,, BNNVara, TMF, Adidas, ZeeTV, LibertyGlobal, Mammoet, A1 Telekom, ING Bank, Eredivisie, Fiat. LiveNation, Puma, Kyoorius, Creo Mobile, Rabobank, The OneClub & Maserati.

  • Dutch - Native
  • English - Pro
  • French - Basic
  • German - Basic


Creative Director / Founder
March 2004 - Present (16 years 3 months)
Ideas designed to move. Brand Identity | Brand Stories | Brand Experience. Amsterdam + Mumbai
art director / founder
March 1998 - May 2003 (5 years 2 months)
Multi media design studio. Serving clients like: MTV Networks, Adidas, Vuurwerk, BMG, Paradiso, Vakzuid, Panasonic, Epitaph records, Phillips, Mojo...
art director
January 1996 - March 1998 (2 years 2 months)
One of the first online advertising agencies in The Netherlands. Working for KPN, Golden Tulip, NS Cargo, NZH, Rabobank among others.

Trade Organizations

Dutch Trade and Investment Board (DTIB) - India

Board member on behalf of Dutch Creative Industries
January 2016 - December 2017 (1 year 11 months)
The DTIB, which was founded in November 2004, is a leading partnership between the Dutch government and the Dutch private sector devoted to international business in the broadest sense of the term (import, export and investment). The aim of the DTIB is: - to enhance the competitiveness of Dutch businesses abroad - the provision of advice on the Netherlands’ attractiveness as a destination for foreign investment

BNO - Dutch Designers Assiciation

Advisory Board Member
January 2010 - January 2015 (5 years)

Other professional activities


2001 - Present (19 years 5 months)
• Chaumont Design Festival - France • FITC festival - Toronto • FITC Festival - Amsterdam • BNO Movers & Shakers • MIT of Design – Pulsar festival – Pune India • Sri Lanka Design Festival • Design Yatra – Mumbai 2009 • Workshops @ Academy of Design – Sri Lanka • MELT – Delhi 2016 • IAA (India Chapter) – The future of real estate in a digitized world. • RvO & BZ – Masterclass International Business (focus India) • Creative Amsterdam – speaker on business in India • User interface design festival – speaker • HVA CMD | Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences – Motion Design • HKU | University of the Arts Utrecht - Motion Design Talk • Adobe User Group Benelux • EyeMyth – Digital Media & Arts Festival

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