Rik Oostenbroek is a self-taught Dutch visual artist, designer, and art director based in Hilversum, just 15 minutes from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. With over 16 years of experience, Rik has made a significant impact in the design world, contributing his unique and dynamic style to some of the biggest brands worldwide.
His portfolio spans a diverse range of design disciplines, showcasing expertise in Graphic Design, Typography, 3D Graphics, Art Direction, Abstract, Traditional art, Illustration, and a blend of Photo Manipulation and Retouching. Rik's work has been utilized in global advertising campaigns, reaching audiences from Hong Kong to New York, London to Paris, and beyond.
Having worked at agencies in key creative hubs like New York City, Montreal, and Los Angeles, Rik's international experience has enriched his creative perspective. His imaginative approach and passion for Abstract Art, Mixed-media, and Typography set him apart in the industry.
Rik is not only a seasoned professional but also a perpetual learner, actively seeking opportunities to grow as a visual artist on a daily basis. While working with some of the biggest brands in the world, his primary focus remains on personal growth within his craft. This commitment to continuous improvement is evident in his exploration of new styles and techniques.
Moreover, Rik Oostenbroek has left an indelible mark on the web3 space, not only through his own groundbreaking work but also by championing emerging artists. He actively highlights new talents through exhibitions and competitions, contributing to the growth and recognition of artists within the evolving landscape of web3. Notably, Rik has become a driving force in bridging the gap between traditional art forms and the cutting-edge developments of the digital realm.
Notably, Rik Oostenbroek earned recognition as one of the 200 best digital artists in 2017-2018 by Lürzer's Archive. His role as a BETA tester for Adobe Photoshop and global ambassador for Z by HP further underlines his expertise and influence in the design and technology realms. Rik continues to be a guiding force in the creative industry, consistently bringing innovation and a fresh perspective to his work, while actively fostering the growth and recognition of artists in the web3 space.
Rik consistently seeks new challenges to broaden his skill set and enhance his ability to express himself.
Watch this video from '21 for Adobe to get to know me a bit better.