Rein van der Ven

Rein van der Ven

Creative Director at HavasLemz
Amsterdam, Netherlands

About me

Creative Director / Sr. Art Director with 15 years of experience. Thriving on creating brands & advertising that sparks new energy and starts a better future.

Graduated - with honours - as an Illustrator in 2008, but worked ever since on the intersection of advertising, design and digital in Amsterdam, at agencies Dawn, Grrr, Havas/LEMZ, Roorda & DEPT for brands like IKEA, Fitbit, Polaroid, SIRE, Starbucks & the Dutch Government.

  • Dutch - Native
  • English - Pro
Sector Experience


Creative Director
Amsterdam, Netherlands
September 2023 - Present (7 months)
Creative Lead :: Sr. Art Director
Amsterdam, Netherlands
2021 - 2023 (2 years)
Roorda is known for our impactful campaigns for the Dutch government; like Mono, BOB and NIX18. Here we translate scientific behavioural interventions to impactful concepts that touch consumers right in their hearts.

Proud that in 2022 we were nominated as SAN agency of the year, and won the Rijksoverheid tender again.
Creative Director
Amsterdam, Netherlands
2019 - 2021 (2 years)
As one of the CD's I was creatively responsible for varied brands (see below) and a selected creative team. I fire-start ideas with a grounding in strategic thought, create decks, present with fire, win pitches, oversee creative projects, spot creative challenges and help the team to grow.

Proud that in 2020 we where recognized as SAN Agency of the Year ánd Lovie Agency of the Year!
Sr. Creative
Amsterdam, Netherlands
2014 - 2019 (5 years)
LEMZ was known as a pioneer for using creativity as a force for good. As a Senior Creative I was responsible for creating concepts & campaigns on these accounts helping companies and brands find a better balance between people, planet and profit.

Proud to be recognized in 2014 at the Cannes Festival of Creativity as the 2nd best independent agency in the world.

Havas group acquired Lemz in 2016.
15215 Sleep


Havas Lemz
Art Director
Amsterdam, Netherlands
2014 (1 year)

Other professional activities


Awards Jury Member
2022 (1 year)

PHNX Tribute 2020

Awards Jury Member

PHNX 2022

Awards Jury Member

PHNX 2023

Awards Jury Member

PHNX 2024

Awards Jury Member

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