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An atmospheric and beautifully crafted way to digitalise an album

Önnu Jónu Son

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Önnu Jónu Son

A totally immersive and playful, fun app experience

McDonald's Getaway Island

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McDonald's Getaway Island

Spending days at this beautifully crafted and innovative digital library

Americana

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Americana

A flawlessly implemented website with an eye-opening message

The Drop Store

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The Drop Store

Taking the world of hospitality to the next level, digitally

Be My Guest

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Be My Guest

A visually strong mix of digital storytelling & e-commerce

CL9UD

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CL9UD

Raising digital awareness: the decline in press freedom

The Erased font

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The Erased font

A sophisticated digital experience to explore an iconic museum online

foam.org

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foam.org

A visually stunning and impactful, interactive documentary

The Pollinators of Slovenia

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The Pollinators of Slovenia

A journey towards equality. Decoding gender-bias in AI

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Christian Mezöfi from Dentsu Creative: loves detail and 3D design

Christian Mezöfi Dentsu Creative & Dutch Digital Design curator

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Christian Mezöfi Dentsu Creative & Dutch Digital Design curator

Welcome ACE, Cut the Code, DotControl, Lava and Merlin Studio

welcome to five new partners

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welcome to five new partners

Aurelija Mockeviciute: visual designer & Dutch Digital Design curator

Meet Aurelija Mockeviciute from Clever°Franke

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Meet Aurelija Mockeviciute from Clever°Franke

To be a Robot Kitten: passionate about creative technology

Partner in the Spotlight: Robot Kittens

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Partner in the Spotlight: Robot Kittens

Dutch Digital Design does Dutch Design Week 2023

Dutch Digital Design does Dutch Design Week 2023

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Dutch Digital Design does Dutch Design Week 2023

ADNIGHT 2023: we present to you the Dutch Digital Design route

Adnight - Dutch Digital Design route

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Adnight - Dutch Digital Design route

Erick de Jong: creative director, one of our curators, Japanophile

Curator's choice - Erick de Jong from Fonk

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Curator's choice - Erick de Jong from Fonk

Curator’s Choice: meet Giulia Principe & the work of Roelof Knol

Curator’s Choice: meet Giulia Principe & the work of Roelof Knol

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Curator’s Choice: meet Giulia Principe & the work of Roelof Knol

Partner in the Spotlight: Greenberry for socially responsible digital design

Partner in the Spotlight - Greenberry

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Partner in the Spotlight - Greenberry

When Suzanne Visser & Dutch Digital Design did SXSW 2023

Dutch Digital Design at SXSW 23

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Dutch Digital Design at SXSW 23
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Executive producer
Jena Fenwick.
A Kiwi in Amsterdam

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The last in a series of short interviews introducing some inspiring digital design ladies who dared to leap into the unknown and made the Netherlands their home. All the way from New Zealand, meet Jena Fenwick. Executive producer at digital experience design studio Resn. From a degree in Communications at Auckland University of Technology to an internship in Hong Kong – with a two-year stopover in London, Jena now lives and works in Amsterdam.

On her way to the Netherlands

It was always clear to Jena that she wanted to broaden her horizon – leap into that unknown. Hong Kong was her first stop. However, after completing her six-month internship, she wanted more, and wasn’t ready to return to New Zealand yet. Next stop: London. This city appealed to her because of its vibrancy and diversity. With regards to work, Jena was especially interested in the creative process within an agency, how to organise this process. Her ideal job: being a producer. Jena worked for two years in experiential marketing until her visa ran out. Time to move on, broaden that horizon, and map out the next path.

So, why the Netherlands?

Jena’s requirements: a city with a similar vibrancy to London, but also a growing number of digital opportunities. Jena was aware that this market was growing rapidly. No longer was digital just an after-thought. The roles were reversing. Digital was taking the lead.

‘The Netherlands is not only a creative hub for global brands and agencies in Europe, it is also at the forefront of digital innovation.’

So, Amsterdam it was! And so far, Jena hasn’t been disappointed. Having lived here for almost eight years, she – like the other three interviewees – loves the work-life balance.

‘Here in the Netherlands, they value the importance of enjoying life, but also the need to work hard. In that sense, the culture is accommodating to the ebbs and flows of our industry: working long hours to meet a deadline, but able to adopt a slower pace after having had one of those ridiculously busy weeks.’

From digital producer to executive producer

Jena’s first job as a producer in digital was at boutique digital production studio Cartelle. With a team of only five, it gave Jena the exposure she needed. It was her digital learning ground - being exposed to every part of the digital production process.

In 2015 Jena started at Resn, also as a producer. She is now an executive producer.

‘As a producer your focus is on managing the deliverables of a project, hitting deadlines, staying within budget, liaising between client, agency and partners. As executive producer, you’re overseeing these projects and processes - focusing on best practices, new business and pitches. Together with the technical and creative directors you strategise and define the approach and response to a brief that is most effective for the client, whilst also ensuring having happy teams within the studio.’

New Zealand. The Netherlands. What makes the difference?

I can actually draw parallels between the two countries. Both are open-minded, have a healthy work-life balance, and, most importantly, a strong sense of community. This also translates to work. Agencies share, praise and critique work amongst their peers in the industry - sparking healthy competition, but also inspiration.’

Inspired by...

...Sea Shepherd. An international non-profit marine conservation organisation. Jena first worked with Sea Shepherd when developing their new website. She’s inspired by their passion, drive and what they represent.

‘They are protectors of the sea, engaging in direct action campaigns to defend wildlife, and conserve and protect the world’s oceans from illegal exploitation and environmental destruction - from Japanese whalers to illegal fishing, and much more. Have a look at the AR-experience we recently developed for them: www.belowthesurface.resn.co.nz.’