Doing a lot is doing a little, but doing a little bit of everything might just be enough to accomplish a lot. That’s why some time ago, I consciously made the decision not to limit myself to just one path, and have ever since positioned myself as a multidisciplinary creative. It allows me to handle any challenge I face in my work differently, and treat it with exactly that what it needs in order to find the best outcome possible.
Additionally, the tool I hold in highest regard when it comes to making great advertising, is empathy. How do you reach, appeal to or even change someone whose attitude to life is 180 degrees opposed to yours? Not by telling them to fuck off. The first thing I do in any challenge is to look at it from the other individual’s perspective, no matter who this person might be. In order to communicate anything to anyone, you need to understand where they’re coming from.
Whenever I hold onto these traits, connecting the dots comes naturally to me, and most of all, sincerely.
Donja van der Stelt
Medior Creative I DEPT Agency I 2023 - 2024
Junior Creative I DEPT Agency I 2022 - 2023
Junior Creative I Superheroes I 2021 - 2022
Junior Copywriter I ROORDA I 2020 - 2021
Creative intern I Havas Lemz I 2020
24 Hour Pitch I AMVBBDO x Doritos I 2019
Minor I Erasmus University I 2021 - 2022
Re-imagining the future through arts and sciences
(BA) Advertising I 2018 - 2022
Willem de Kooning Academy
Dressmaking & Fashion Design I 2020
ENSAID school of fashion
Silver I YoungDogs I 2023
Shortlist l Dutch Creativity Awards l Talent I 2022
Honorable Mention I YoungDogs I Dubbelfrisss I 2022
Gold I NRC Charity Awards I Endometriosis Foundation I 2019
Published I NRC national newspaper I Endometriosis Foundation I 2019