As a contemporary artist Thijs keeps exploring how science and technology can deliver an empowering experience and at the same time be accessible both intellectually and technologically.
The large-scale immersive art installations – are a combinations of data, analog elements visuals, light and sound that explore the gaps between physical and digital, data and emotions, industry and nature
Thijs has a big love for creating iconic, sustainable projects and products that help shift to a better future. As an entrepreneur he works together with talented people to set up pilot projects, start-ups or awareness pieces that work as accelerators to a sustainable and circulair system change.
Thijs has been named in the Dutch top 12 most influential media people of 2017, His work won prestigious Cannes Lions awards for design and craft, numeral Webby’s and has been featured by discovery Channel, appeared in Wired Magazine, New Scientist, Fast company, the Guardian Designboom, PSFK and many more.. His installation works where featured in the Mu Gallery, SXSW, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the prestigious Down the Rabbit hole festival.
16 + 1 grand prix
Cannes lions + Webbys + FWA
Shiny advertising awards
Attempts to do yoga
Total amount of views
VW 1973 Combi Van
-Keynote The Next Web Conference- Provoking Thought
-Panel What design can do – circular economy brand design
-Nomination creative heroes- Thijs Biersteker-Artist
-Nomination Creative heroes- Better Future Factory
-Nomination Dutch interactive awards – best in design
– Keynote Speaker Israel Innovation week
– Jury Member Art Directors Club Netherlands Social impact
– Jury Member Spin Awards Innovation category
– Publication New Science Magazine
– Publication Marketing Tribune
– ADCN nomination Periscopista
– #12 in top 100, 2017 Dutch creative professionals ‘who are making a difference’ in the creative industry.
– Rotterdam Marketing Award ( talent)- Better Future Factory
Exhibition at Mu Gallery. ( plastic reflectic )
Exhibition at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam ( line of thought )
Speaker at Designblok Prague 2016
Presentation Dutch Design week
The bold and the beautiful talk at ADE 2016
Gold Lovie award
Gold Lovie award Innovation
People’s vote Lovie award 2016
Webby Honorable mention
Speaker at Digital Dinner 2016
Keynote at Advertising Summit 2016
Keynote – Plastic free rivers Makathon.
Winner Grand Prix Down the Rabbit Hole Festival
#23 in top 100 Most influential Dutch creatives, Adformatie magazine.
Keynote speaker 2015 conference about the future of Journalism . ( Tegel )
Speaker at Mobile storytelling conference.
Webby Silver – NGO.
Webby Nomination people voice – run like a refugee
Webby nomination – Ngo- Run like a refugee
San nomination b-b marketing
Top 5 ads feb Creativity online – the cover that judges you.
Nr 1 creative of the Netherlands in 2014, awarded by the
biggest marketing magazine of the Netherlands – Adformatie.
Gold Esprix – Hi mobile, more crap
San Accent Excellent – Hi mobile, more crap
San Accent Gold – Persgroep, creative press challenge
Zilver spin award – Hi mobile, more crap
Best Art Direction 2013 – Art Directors Club Netherlands – CPC, Persgroep
Gold – web commercials – Art Directors Club Netherlands – Hi mobile
Gold – interactive – Art Directors Club Netherlands – Hi mobile, more crap
Silver – integrated – Art Directors Club Netherlands – Hi mobile, more crap
Bronze – interactive – Art Directors Club Netherlands – Hi mobile more crap
12 shortlist Art Directors Club Netherlands
3 pitch wins for several freelance assignments
FWA Site of the day – LG – Hidden worlds.
Other: Named 18th most influential creative of the Netherlands by
Marketingtribune top 100.
Nominee Webby Award “branded content” – Heineken
Cannes Lions Grand Prix – Creative effectiveness – Heineken
Silver Epica – Heineken, 007 Film
Silver Epica – Heineken, 007 Craft
FWA Site of the day – Heineken 007
Creativity Online Pick of the day – Heineken 007
Jury member Art Directors Club Netherlands, jury interactive
Creativity Online Pick of the day – Virtual Holiday Dinner
Front-pages of Wired, Fast Company and LA Times – Virtual Holiday Dinner
Contagious trends list: Virtual Holiday dinner.
Shortlisted Cannes Lions Virtual Holiday Dinner.
Shortlisted Art Directors club Netherlands
Other: Keynote speaker advertising day Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Creativity Online pick of the day – Nike Dutch National team
Contagious trends list – Virtual Holiday Dinner.
Shortlisted Cannes Lions – Virtual Holiday Dinner
4 times shortlisted Art Directors Club Netherlands
Art directors club Netherlands, best Art Director – Eye Film Museum
Gold – Art directors club Netherlands – Eye Film Museum
Cannes Lions Shortlisted – Eye Film Museum
shortlist Art Directors Club Netherlands
shortlist Web Art Directors Club Netherlands
shortlist Best art directors Art Directors Club Netherlands
Dutch Advertising talent of the year
SILVER Young Dutch Creatives competitions War child.
Gold Lion print – young creatives Cannes Press
Gold print – competition young Dutch creatives.
1983 – 2007
Young Talent Award Rotterdam City 2007
Best student Award graphic design. 2002 graphic design
Best student Award concept development 2002 conceptual
Several nominations for student work
Joop Hofman award nominee, finalist 2001