Core team

Ben Bezemer

Managing Director and Senior Consultant – DHvV Switzerland

Studied Communications at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. He started his career at an international B2B communications agency in The Netherlands. Responsible for the Swiss account base, he moved to Geneva in 2002 to open and lead the agency’s new office in Switzerland. He developed change & internal communications as a core service working with companies like Merck Serono, Novartis, Medtronic, CaterPillar and Adecco. In 2004 he moves into the pharma industry taking up roles involving global brand development, change communication and culture building. He started DHvV Switzerland in March 2015.


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Wouter van Nieuwland

Creative Director and Strategist – DHvV

Studied graphic design in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. He started his career as a freelance designer and worked for several communications agencies in The Netherlands. In 1989 Wouter started as senior art director for an international B2B agency where he formed a creative team with Antonie de Rooij. The both of them were responsible for developing creative concepts for the agency’s main international accounts. In 1998 he co-founded DHvV, broadening his horizon with – next to B2B accounts – consumer clients, scaling from local to global. Brand positioning, corporate identity and campaign concepts are the core strengths, which he employes to a broad range of media, from print to online.


Antonie de Rooij

Creative Director and Designer – DHvV

Studied graphic design in Eindhoven, The Netherlands and started his career as a freelance designer. In 1995 Antonie started as art director and designer for an international B2B agency where he formed a creative team with Wouter Van Nieuwland. The both of them were responsible for developing creative concepts for the agency’s main international clients. In 1998, this creative partnership led to the foundation of DHvV in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Antonie is also an artist and painter of abstract, portret and figurative works who gets inspired by late 19th-Century impressionist as Paul Breitner, Jan Sluijters en Kees van Dongen. His artistic development is an important source of inspiration giving his work a style and signature that is uniquely his.


Paul Barclay

Multimedia Director – DHvV Interactive

 


Jeroen Meeuwissen

Web Director – DHvV Interactive

Studied graphic design in Eindhoven and started his career as a web analyst and technical programmer for an international B2B agency in The Netherlands. His career developed quickly and his responsibilities evolved from web creation to developing new and innovative programming solutions for the agency’s international client base. In 2000, together with co-founder Paul Barclay, Jeroen started the DHvV Interactive Lab. Within the DHvV team, he is responsible for all technical aspects and programming challenges for online and offline productions.


Esther Plaat

Lead Graphic Design and Artwork – DHvV

Studied graphic and shop interior design at St. Lucas in Boxtel, The Netherlands. She started her career in a  B2B agency as a creative and graphic designer with a specialization in interior design and architecture. In 2007, she joined DHvV as a creative for several of our key accounts. She is an expert in the graphic design of books and has delivered signature works in the fields of architecture, interior design and haute cuisine. Esther understands that the devil is in the details and has an acute eye for complex and large-scale projects. Within the DHvV team, she oversees that the creative vision developed for our clients is consistently executed across all media, signage and iconography.