Gilles Vandenoostende

Hi, I'm Gilles Vandenoostende - designer, illustrator and digital busybody with a love of language, based in Ghent, Belgium.



I want to help bridge the gap between Art and Technology, Science and Culture, Humor and Wisdom. I am a creative millipede who refuses to be pigeonholed into predictable categories. I like to wear many types of hats, literally and figuratively.


Duval Guillaume and Saatchi & Saatchi, Antwerp Belgium. 2013–Present
Hired as Creative Technologist in 2013. My job was to brainstorm with creative teams, but I also did Graphic Design and UX for Saatchi & Saatchi, who moved into our offices in 2014. Clients: Coca Cola, Carlsberg, Belfius, Samsonite, City of Antwerp, …
TBWA, Brussels Belgium. March 2012 – December 2013
Designer and Information Architect. Made prototypes, but I also did front-end development, 3D animation, and more. Left after I got a job-offer with Duval Guillaume. Clients: KBC, Telenet, MINI, PepsiCo, Spa, …
Proximity BBDO, Brussels Belgium. 2007–2012
Interactive Design, Front-end Development & Digital Creative. Left when I received an offer to join TBWA. Clients: KBC, Telenet, Chrysler/Dodge, PepsiCo, ING, Belgacom, …
Atmosphere BBDO, Brussels Belgium. 2006–2007
Junior Web-designer. Recruited out of college right after starting my Masters. Atmosphere was later merged with Direct BBDO & Proximity Brussels to form Proximity BBDO.
Intern at The-Automatic, Liverpool UK. 2006
Enjoyed a 3 month placement abroad where I lived & worked as a 3D modeller and Flash developer. I got to work on several projects, including for the BBC.


Bachelor in Multi-Media & Communciationstechnology PIH Kortrijk 2003-2006. Graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Awards & Honours

Here follows a list of some of the most important awards and honours I’ve received over the years.

Some of the awards and honours I've received over the years
Award Project Client
Cannes Lions 2013 – Gold Direct Lion, Silver Media Lion & Bronze Promo & Activation Lion The Gap In The Market KBC
IAB MIXX AWARDS 2013 – Best Multiscreen Experience – Silver The Pepsi Like Machine Pepsico
IAB MIXX AWARDS 2013 – Online B2C Campaign – Gold The Gap In The Market KBC
IAB MIXX AWARDS 2013 – Best Optimised Site – Silver The Gap In The Market KBC
IAB MIXX AWARDS 2013 – Online B2C Campaign – Silver The Talk Halfway KBC
IAB MIXX AWARDS 2013 – Online B2C Campaign – Bronze "Mums know best" safety shop KBC
Adobe MAX Award 2009 - Advertising and Branding Pepsi Max It Pepsico
Best of Activation 2010 - Silver Media Award Hold Your Lion PUB
Pub Cover Award 2009 - Special mention Hold Your Lion PUB
Eurobest 2008 - Media finalist, Mixed Media Pepsi 4Max Pepsico
Eurobest 2008 - Interactive finalist, Interactive Campaigns Pepsi 4Max Pepsico
Proximity Worldwide 2008 - Silver Pepsi 4Max Pepsico
Best of Activation awards 2008 - Gold Advertisers Jury, Non-Alcoholic Beverages Pepsi 4Max Pepsico
Best of Activation awards 2008 - Gold Press Jury Pepsi 4Max Pepsico
Best of Activation awards 2008 - Bronze Creative Jury Pepsi 4Max Pepsico
Best of Activation Awards 2008 - Silver Advertisers Jury, Services KBC Word Rockster KBC
Multi-Mania 2006 - Finalist Best 3D Animation
Multi-Mania 2005 - Finalist Best Flash Productsite
Multi-Mania 2005 - Finalist Best Interactive DVD Project


Please contact me for a list of my references.

Skills overview

Creative Technologist

A very broad job-description. From creative coding (processing, javascript), prototyping, 3D printing, to helping Art Directors and Copywriters come up with technological solutions to creative problems (and vice-versa).

Design and Illustration

Typography, design, grids and illustration are my passion. Digital- and traditional painting are where I get my creative juices flowing.

User Experience Design

In every digital project I've worked on (wether it's apps or websites), I've always strived to keep the needs of the user front and center at all times. I know all about usability testing, accessibility, wireframes and prototypes.

3D Design

I've been an enthusiastic follower of all the recent advances in 3D printing and Virtual Reality, and they've rekindled my love of 3D modelling.

Technology-specific experience

I know and have worked with the following applications, frameworks and technologies:

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • jQuery
  • Processing
  • Javascript
  • PHP
  • Unity 3D
  • 3dsMax|Cinema4D
  • Adobe After Effects

(listed in no particular order of preference - I'm technology agnostic and choose my tools based on the project, not on what I like working with most)