Talent of the month

Ramon Stalenhoef

Ramon Stalenhoef‘s business card reads Creative Director Copy (at SSSS & Orchestra), but besides that he is also an avid photographer. Sometimes he can take his passion for photography to work – like when he did the photos for SSSS’ recent, quite distinctive Van Gils campaign. However, his love for photography really flourishes in his free time… More.

Talent of the month

Manuel Ferrari

  We already spotted Manuel Ferrari, who is animation director at post production house The Ambassadors, a while ago when the films he did for Part of a Bigger Plan impressed us – this film, for example. Last month he impressed us again with the ‘Mini-auctions’ film that he created together with Kingsday. When Ferrari… More.

Talent of the month

Billy Pols

Director Billy Pols recently did a commercial for Transavia together with hazazaH, the production company that represents him in the Netherlands. Though in itself craftfully made, that’s not the reason why we’ve made him Talent of the Month. The reason is the recent release of an impressive teaser for the documentary Zombie he shot over the past… More.

Talent of the month

Bram van Alphen

Director Bram van Alphen (Caviar), recently released another one of his personal films; The Ring, a short that shows a fierce cockfight on a small peninsula on Bali, Indonesia. Van Alphen started making these kind of shorts in 2011 – other examples: The Cage, shot in NYC in 2011, and The Fairground, shot in Amsterdam… More.

Talent of the month

Wawa Wang

We received this message from Wawa Wang: “I’m a creative who has recently moved to Europe in hope of living the dream (experiencing the European lifestyle). Currently, I’m based in London, mainly because I have good friends who’ve offered me their couch, but I’m really hoping to find a place in an agency in Amsterdam.… More.

Talent of the month

Michael Middelkoop & Sharif Abd el Mawla

Michael Middelkoop and Sharif Abd el Mawla Partly Egyptian, partly Congolese and partly Dutch; from Amsterdam and Rotterdam, Michael Middelkoop (art) and Sharif Abd el Mawla met during their Media studies at the University of Amsterdam seven years ago. The two friends first worked apart, then together on music videos and TV and film production before… More.

Talent of the month

Rutger Paulusse a.k.a. Gwer

Rutger Paulusse (29), or Gwer, is a complete sucker for type. Directly after he finished St. Joost in 2009, an education for graphic design, he started freelancing in Amsterdam. He then moved to New York to work for illustration agency Vault49, and recently moved back to Amsterdam. Though Paulusse especially likes to work with authentic materials,… More.

Talent of the month

Jan-Willem de Man ‘y’ Frenkel Schönfeld

The only resemblance between this film and creative team Jan-Willem de Man (art) & Frenkel Schönfeld (copy) is that they have brown and blond hair respectively and did meet in Nerja, close to Malaga in Spain, around April 2001. Oh, and they are both very fond of Spain. When we asked Schönfeld, did you really… More.

Talent of the month

Man-Eater

We’re launching a new item on Amsterdam Ad Blog, called ‘Talent of the month.’ The section is for talented people who have the ambition to work in advertising or have just entered the world of advetrising and want to share one of their portfolio ideas. Here’s our first pick; Daniel Disselkoen. He just finished the… More.

Talent of the month