Stephen van Waert



Setup of a greeting products company (JiaJia Greetings; Dec 2009- March 2011)

·       Creation of its online environment (Website, blog, Facebook, etc.) and production management

·       Branding of the company (logo, house style, etc.)

·       Design and production of­­­­ several product ranges (prints, greeting cards and stationery items)


Educational Background


Feb 2009 – Oct 2009

Diploma Visual Arts & Design - ACU (Melbourne)

Core units: Graphic Design, 2D Studies and 3D/4D Design


Sep 2001 – Aug 2007

Master in Marketing - University of Groningen (The Netherlands)

Master thesis topic: “Strategic advantages for fast moving consumer goods of reusing former advertising campaigns.”

Core Units: Brand Management, Consumer Behavior and E-Commerce


Employment History


May 2011 - Present

Extension (Melbourne)

Marketing Coordinator/ Research


Clients RPM and Oliver Hume

·      Marketing research for various property developments

·      Preparation and implementation of  marketing strategies

·      Creating quotes and estimates for clients

·      Writing creative briefs and proofreading of artwork

·      Managing multiple branding projects across traditional media and digital marketing


Mar 2011 – Apr 2011

Adcorp Australia Pty Ltd (Melbourne)

Account Executive (temp.)


Client Colliers International

·       Briefing/liaising with creative staff and team members

·       Preparing and creating quotes and estimates for clients

·       Setting up critical time frames for and managing multiple creative projects

·       Writing of creative briefs and proofreading of artwork


Mar 2008 - Sep 2008

Oxygène Branding & Communications, (Melbourne)

Account Management Intern


Client - Burnet Institute – Melbourne & Brisbane City Romp

·       Practical and conceptual design development of multiple campaign elements

·       Managing multiple branding projects across traditional media, digital and direct marketing


Aug 2006 – Feb 2007

Etcetera - Subsidiary of DDB worldwide (The Netherlands)

Account Management Assistant (Internship)


·       Writing creative briefs and developing advertising strategies for fast moving consumer goods

·       Researching and analyzing market responses to various types of ads


Sep 2004 – Dec 2007

Freelance Cartoonist, (The Netherlands)

Clients – Technical Faculty of the University of Groningen, magazine of the Young Liberals, magazine of

                the Young Democrats

·       Portfolio:




Computer Skills

Operating Systems

·       Windows (XP, Vista and 7)                             Advanced

·       Mac OSX (10.4 - 10.7)                                    Advanced



·       Microsoft - Word                                                Advanced­­

·       Microsoft - Powerpoint                                    Advanced

·       Microsoft – Outlook                        Advanced

·       Microsoft - Excell                                                Advanced

·       Iworks - Pages                                                    Advanced

·       Iworks - Numbers                                              Beginner

·       Iworks - Key Note                                              Intermediate

·       Adobe Acrobat Reader                                     Intermediate

·       Adobe Photoshop Cs3 & 4                              Intermediate

·       Adobe Indesign Cs 3 & 4                                 Advanced

·       Adobe Illustrator Cs 3 & 4                               Advanced

·       Corel Painter Essentials 4                                Advanced

·       Wordpress                                          Beginner


Language Skills


·     Dutch


·     English


·     French

Basic knowledge

·     German

Basic knowledge

·     Mandarin





Available on request