Educated at the art academies of Rotterdam and Antwerp, Roland brings in an aesthetic eye for identity design and art direction. Combined with a creative sense of concepting, he takes responsibility for many national and international brand projects. After more than 15 years having worked at renowned agencies, he followed up on his dream to start his own agency.
During his time at law school, Maarten was already contemplating a future in advertising. Therefore, in addition, he followed a 3-year course at the Amsterdam Academy for Art-Direction and Design. The combination positioned him for a succesful career in advertising as a copywriter and brand strategist. He founded Westerlingen in 2013, together with Roland.
David started his career in television at frontrunner production companies, such as Eyeworks and Simpel Media. Having learned the skills of initiating, directing and managing tv and videoproductions, his energy and creativity drove him to start his own production company: The Butch Collective. At Westerlingen, he complements the full circle of content creation.
Content gives your brand substance. But it only becomes meaningful when it sparks the imagination. To achieve this, strategy, concept and execution have to connect seamlessly. Insight, copy, design, photography, video and online, we create the whole to be greater than the sum of its parts. We call it the full circle of content creation, a clear and flexible routing to create maximum synergy between your Brand & Content.