Freelance Strategy Director


A multidisciplinary brand strategist

with a digital spirit. Ready to roll.

© Martin Dijkstra Photography

© Martin Dijkstra Photography


Valentijn van Santvoort

I’m a multidisciplinary brand strategist with a 9+ year track record of successfully leading brands into new strategic areas. I understand key business drivers and can deliver solutions. On an endless journey to understand human behaviour and grow my instinct for popular culture. Love working across disciplines to unlock brand potential. I’m familiar with traditional and digital advertising, platforms, experiences, content, products, services and corporate innovation.

Next to this, together with Mark van der Heijden, I founded Wanderbrief; a platform that makes the Digital Nomad life easy. In June 2016 Wanderbrief was selected for the prestigious R/GA x Cannes Lions Innovation Start-Up Academy. We’ve been featured by Adweek, Huffington Post, SXSW, TEDx and other major media outlets. Our story brought us on stages at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Eurobest, D&AD Festival and U.N. HQ in New York.

Agencies and brands I worked with: Havas Lemz, MediaMonks, Dept, Vice, Greenberry, Iris Amsterdam, Energize, IKEA, Philips, Vodafone, Unilever, Porsche, Amnesty International, Heineken, Heinz, SNS Bank, Rabobank, Achmea, Volvo and more.