Jesse van Maanen
Know who you get into your home.
If you leave for just a moment, that’s when I strike. I’ll change the position of your plants. The bookshelves are completely rearranged. And that iconic Eames chair tucked away in the corner? He deserves a better spot. I’ll change the direction of your lamps to light up places that matter and right before you return. I’m back at my spot on the couch. Visibly content with myself with a cheeky grin awaiting your reaction. 9 Out of 10 are surprised, pleased or confused.
Advertising for me means: purposefully changing someones surroundings. What medium I use is subject to discussion, always leaving my options open. Whether it’s physically someone’s surroundings, what they see, sound or a product depends on what I, you or the brand want(s) to communicate.
My name is Jesse van Maanen, they call me the poltergeist. I’m studying Advertising at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. I work together, both inside and outside the academy, with Thomas van Driel, as a creative team.
Design intern Duo Communicatie Multimedia Design Mediacollege Intern designer The Gardeners Intern Designer Rdesign Intern Designer Hammerfest Designer Hammerfest Founder Bolletjesbier Freelance Jesse van Maanen Designer SuperYacht Times Junior Creative Hammerfest Art Director SuperYacht Times Freelance Creative Capitola Jury operator ADCN Awards Project based creative Ogilvy Hackathon Young Dogs / Booking.com Freelance Creative Hammerfest Creative intern The Gardeners Freelance Creative The Gardeners Creative intern Achtung! Winner cat. online NRC Charity Awards Albert Heijn Pitch 2019 Achtung! Junior Creative Achtung! Winner KPN Pitch 2019 Achtung!