I'm a designer working at the intersection of branding and innovation. I work on products, branding and design systems and help companies kick-start new ventures and concepts.

I frown upon shit user experiences and I therefore strive to make things that not just look, but also work great. Currently working as an Art Director at Achtung! mcgarrybowen and Studio Kraftwerk in Amsterdam, where I help lead the design team.

For projects and inquiries say hello [at] royvandijk.com

Achtung! mcgarrybowen & 
Studio Kraftwerk linked by Isobar

Art Director & Design Lead
August 2013 - Present
Amsterdam

Fantasy Interactive
Designer
August 2012 - July 2013
Stockholm

Achtung!
Senior Designer
September 2014 - December 2015
Amsterdam

Achtung!
Designer
August 2013 - September 2014
Amsterdam

Hyper Island
Interactive Art Director
August 2011 - August 2012
Stockholm

Rotterdam University of Applied sciences
Communication & Multimedia Design
August 2007 - August 2011
Rotterdam

Brands I
worked with

Volkswagen
Vodafone
Philips
Google

Desperados
Wacom
EA
Porsche

Orangina
Skoda
Netflix
Discovery Channel/TLC

Awards & Recognition

2018
DIA Gold Activation — Porsche Into The Frame
Esprix Silver — Volkswagen(PON) Connected Car
Esprix Bronze — Porsche Into The Frame
ADCN Bronze Next — Volkswagen(PON) Connected Car

2017
DIA Pro — Best in Design
DIA Gold Data — Volkswagen(PON) Connected Car

2016
Awwwards SOTD — Vodafone Powerful Connections

FWA SOTD — Studio Kraftwerk agency site 
Awwwards SOTD — Studio Kraftwerk agency site
Spinawards Silver Mobile — Volkswagen Connected Car app 
Spinawards Silver Digital Service — Volkswagen Connected Car app

2014
FWA SOTD — Orangina Global site 
Awwwards SOTD — Orangina Global Site
Feature in .NET magazine — Orangina Global Site

2013
FWA SOTD — Wacom Global site 
FWA Adobe Cutting Edge — Wacom Global site 
Feature in "The week of" on Fontanel — www.fontanel.nl