THOMAS VAN DRIEL

I can’t stop listening to other people. Their conversations, I force myself to not eavesdrop. I’m fascinated by people’s fascinations. The inner workings of human minds are the most interesting thing there is. Do you know those TV-show about hoarders or collectors? Absolutely adore them. I believe there is nothing more contagious than enthusiasm and ambition.

Advertising for me means: purposefully changing someone’s internal frame of reference. Everybody has an opinion, because of their surroundings, upbringing, or experiences. But to broaden those opinions, to instigate new experiences, and to change their outlook on life is what advertising is all about. That’s why every opinion can be changed, it’s only a matter of perspective, cunning, and empathy to do so.

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Experience
Assistant Creative Director  at  Fitzroy
Selection of best 24 young creatives NL 2022 at  24 Hour Pitch Young Dogs/ Bol.com
Junior Creative  at  Fitzroy
Junior Creative (One Show Mentorship Program)  at  Serviceplan Munich
Junior Creative (SVA New York Mentorship Program)  at  RGA New York
Creative Freelancer at  The Brandfather
Junior Creative at Achtung!
Selection of best 24 young creatives NL 2019 at  24 Hour Pitch Young Dogs/ Rabobank
 Creative Intern at Achtung!
Jury Operator at  ADCN Awards
Selection of best 24 young creatives NL 2018 at  24 Hour Pitch Young Dogs/ Booking.com
Selection of best 24 young creatives NL 2017 at  24 Hour Pitch Young Dogs/ Nike
Creative Freelancer at Capitola
(Project-based work together with Ogilvy Amsterdam / Capitola)
Creative Intern at Capitola
Creative Intern at 0to9
Mentions
Youtube Award Grand Prix | Lay’s Crispy Puffer Jacket
Youtube Award Gold | Lay’s Crispy Puffer Jacket – Action Driver
Youtube Award Gold | Lay’s Crispy Puffer Jacket – Big Screen, Big Results
SAN Accent Award | Lay’s Crispy Puffer Jacket IRF Campaign – Fast Moving
SAN Accent Award | Lay’s Crispy Puffer Jacket  –  Smart Idea
Best Social Award | Lay’s Crispy Puffer Jacket – Best Innovation
Nominated Best Social |Lay’s Iconic Restaurant Flavours – Best Campaign
Nominated Best Social | Lay’s Crispy Puffer Jacket – Best Innovation
3 golden wheels of Retail | Lay’s Iconic Restaurant Flavours
Nominated SAN | Heyleys – Design
Nominated SAN | Lay’s Iconic Restaurant Uber Eats – Smart Idea
Nominated SAN | Lay’s Iconic Restaurant Flavours – Branding 360
Nominated SAN | Lay’s Crispy Puffer Jacket – Fast Moving
Nominated SAN | Lay’s Crispy Puffer Jacket  –  Smart Idea
Silver Eurobest | Lay’s Uber non-existent Eats Restaurant – Media
Nominated shortlist Eurobest | Lay’s Uber non-existent Eats Restaurant – Media
Nominated Shortlist Eurobest | Lay’s Uber non-existent Eats Restaurant – Guerrilla Marketing & Stunts
Nominated Shortlist Eurobest | Lay’s Uber non-existent Eats Restaurant – Use of Events / Stunts
Ocean Outdoor Bronze – Playstation
Bronze 2021 ADCN | Heyleys – Branding
Bronze 2021 ADCN | Heyleys- Sound Design
Nominated 2021 ADCN | Spotify Detour & Vans Skate Scouts – Future – Portfolio
Nominated 2021 ADCN | Lay’s Non-Existing Restaurant – Digital Campaign
Nominated 2021 ADCN | Lay’s Non-Existing Restaurant – Media
Nominated 2021 ADCN | Heyleys – Sound Design
Nominated 2021 ADCN | Heyleys – Branding
Ranked #29 Creative Student Worldwide out of 5000+ entrants | One Show
Merit | Young Dogs 2020
Gold | Spinawards 2020
Silver | Spinawards 2020
Shortlist | Clio Sport 2020 | Vans
Gold Experiential | The One Show (Young Ones) Vans
Bronze Intergrated  | The One Show (Young Ones) Vans
Merit Mobile  | The One Show(Young Ones) Spotify
Merit Digital  | The One Show (Young Ones) Spotify
Merit Experiential | The One Show (Young Ones) Spotify
Gold | Spinawards Social Volkswagen
Gold  | Spinawards Mobile Mauritshuis
Silver |  Spinawards Innovation Mauritshuis
Nominated | ADCN category Social – Volkswagen
Silver | Spinawards category VR & AR – Mauritshuis
Nominated | Spinawards category VR & AR – Mauritshuis
Design Award | Hackaton Dutch Health Leeuwarden
Exhibition Museum Tot Zover | Faraday Project
Gold | NRC Charity Awards Digital – Smoke Prevention Organisation
Published | NRC / NRC Next  – Smoke Prevention Organisation
Gold | Young Dogs – Libris
Silver | Young Dogs – 123RF
Bronze | Young Dogs – Cliniclowns
Bronze | Young Dogs – VVN
Merit | Young Dogs – Nike
Merit | Young Dogs – Booking.com