Mario Kerkstra


I’m a Creative Design Director at
AMV BBDO in London where my
role is a cross between design
and creative.

I’m passionate about design and
ideas that have a positive impact
and are crafted to perfection.

My work has been recognised
many times over at all the major
international award shows.

Career highlights include a
Collaborative Black Pencil at
D&AD and 7 Grand Prix at Cannes
Lions which includes both a
Design Grand Prix and an Industry
Craft Grand Prix.

Trash Isles was also the category
winner for Graphic Design at the
Design Museums’s annual Beazley
Designs of the Year exhibition
in 2018. Subsequently Trash Isles
was made part of the Design
Museum’s permanent collection.

I’ve also been fortunate enough
to have been invited to judge the
Typography category at D&AD
and the Industry Craft category
at Cannes Lions.