After studying Graphic Design, I have been wandering Europe and trying to find a place which fits my mindset. I have travelled from Istanbul to Vienna, Frankfurt to Düsseldorf and lately to Amsterdam. And I am still proud of myself that I managed to land a job in a local Dutch agency as a CD/Copy without speaking a word of Dutch. I am still learning.
If I get invited to a jury, I almost always say yes. And so far I have been in juries of ADC Austria, Kristal Elma Turkey, ADC Germany, Golden Drum Slovenia, Adstars Asia, ZMG Germany, Das Plakat Germany, Adrenaline Lithuania, Jonge Honden Netherlands, LeBook Paris, Lürzer’s 200 Best Illustrators and the Lürzer’s Grand Slam. Quite a nice list.
I am a keen collector of Art Directors Clubs. D&AD, ADC Germany, ADC Austria and ADC of Netherlands are the ones I have so far. Awards? Yes, probably I have over 100 national and international awards, but to be honest I never counted them all.
I play the blues on the guitar, warzone on playstation, american pool in the Dutch 2nd league and also curate the ad blog site Ad-I-Like.com.
Music is still a hobby, sometimes I release electronic music under the name BDA and randomly I post videos of myself fishing on my youtube channel Merman Fishing. My daughter Vién is still not a follower of mine, so I think I have to do better.