CREATIVE DIRECTOR AT TBWA\BELGIUM
Thomas Driesen likes to do stuff. He works as creative director at TBWA for clients as Samsung and Telenet. His favorite part of the job? Helping young creatives improve. That’s why he’s one of the initiators of The Nightshift, a one-night talent program for students aiming to enter the ad industry. Supporting the next creative generation is one of the main reasons he joined the board of Creative Belgium. His own start in advertising in the middle of the 2011 financial crisis was rather bumpy, but along the way he found his way. Growing up in advertising as a copywriter, he quickly got hungry for creating images. As a photographer and visual concept provider, he now freelances for small independent fashion labels, and his artistic work has been exhibited at European art festivals such as Art Basel, Les Rencontres d’Arles, and international galleries like Joseph Le Palais in Paris. He's a member of the Brussels collective Stadsgardeville and recently co-founded the startup Pizzabol with the mission of bringing Napoli style pizza dough to every kitchen oven. When he has time left, he loves to sleep.
Let’s make sure we’re not this small club of advertising people congratulating themselves, but let’s try to represent and inspire everyone who is making great stuff.