About me?

I am Anke: graphic designer
& marketeer on the go!

After two decades of working for marketing and advertising agencies I decides to expand my horizon and get a fresh breath of air. I became a full time freelancer and left my home country in The Netherlands to persuit an additional career in scuba diving. These days I still spend a lot of time abroad as well as in my home country. Working freelance in marketing, design and diving and have been fortunate to have been active in: The Netherlands, Egypt, Maldives, Indonesia and The Bahamas.

My experience & expertise

Due to interesting and challenging experiences in the Marketing, Design and Advertising industry I developed a wide series of skills: from Marketing to strategy, from concept to visualisation, from a simple business card to a online campaign, web-developement and anything in between.

Some of my Expertizes

PHOTOSHOP, ILLUSTRATOR, INDESIGN, DIMENSIONS & PREMIERE PRO

With these programs I develop all my Graphics, adjust pictures, edit movies and anything else I design, adjust or create.

PHOTO- & VIDEOGRAPHY

After my studies in. where photography was part of the curriculum, it fell to the background. The interest was there, just more latent due to so many other great things to do. A couple of years ago I decided to revive this passion and bought a camera and slowly slowly started learning its abilities with every shot I took. These days? LOVE IT 😉

HANDMADE DRAWINGS & PORTRAITS

One of my passions is simply to play around with a set of perusals and some paper. Especially portraits have been a longtime passion as it all started out as I was a kid and was fascinated by drawing eyes.

SOME OF MY Experiences

FREELANCE VISUALISER: MARKETING, DESIGN, PHOTO- & VIDEO

2014 – present

As a freelancer I develop anything visual, from graphic to video and from 3D designs to photography. I enjoy learning or developing my skills and work around the globe as I do travel a lot. I am committed, efficient and I seek smart suitable solutions that suit your desires the best.

TRAFFIC- & PRODUCTION MANAGER @ DESIGN FACTORY

2000

Budgeting, planning and coordination of Design-projects. Purchasing and supervision of copywriters, photographers, lithographers, printers and any other type of production needed for a project. As well as managing four graphic designers, six DTP-ers and two 3-D designers.

MT, OPERATIONS & ACOUNT MANAGER @ DE HEEREN

2000 – 2014

I started as traffic & production manager, became responsible for 15 to 20 fte and have developed the Online Business Branch with our team, participate in MT, manage accounts and projects and last but not least develop marketing and communication plans from strategy and concept to execution.

TRAFFIC MANAGER @ VOS & LIBERT

1998 – 1999

Traffic, process and project management, daily planning and coordination of creatives and studios plus the management of all external production and responsible for two copywriters, three designers and five DTP employees.

MANAGER MARKETING & COMMUNICATION @ WILDWATER DESIGN

1997-2000

I worked at Wildwater to support my Business Administration degree. Project management, corporate identity and market research were at the core of my daily work.

References

Anke is a spirited lady who knows exactly what she’s talking about and  brings her knowledge in a fun and personal manner. Anke always thinks in the interest of the customer and comes up with ‘out of the box’ ideas. Anke has the correct balance between business and personal and is a good sparring partner. … Continue reading Anika Woudwijk

Anika Woudwijk

I have experienced Anke as an exceptionally skilled and motivated colleague. Anke oversees and provides structure in Anke is a passionate traffic/production coordinator, who achieves in both execution and briefing a rare high level in detail and helicopter view. These two combined create a clear framework making work for her enjoyable. In addition, Anke is … Continue reading Daan Bogaerdt

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Get in touch

E-MAIL: ankewesterlaken@gmail.com

WHATS APP: +20 (010) 6534 9662