Mario Kerkstra

Born and raised in Holland, I was
educated at Central St Martins.

I’m a multi-award winning
Creative Design Director at AMV
BBDO in London, where my role
as a creative has evolved from
designer to art director to
creative director.

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

Over the years my work has been
recognised many times at all
the major international
award shows.

Highlights include multiple Grand
Prix at Cannes Lions, which 
includes an Industry Craft Grand
Prix and a Design Grand Prix, and
multiple Yellow Pencils at D&AD.

I’ve also judged at both Cannes
Lions and D&AD.

Notably, among other awards Trash
Isles was also the category
winner for graphic design at the
Design Museums’s annual Beazley
Designs of the Year Awards. 
Subsequently Trash Isles was made
part of the Design Museum’s
permanent collection.