With Design directors Astrid Vanwolleghem and Benjamin Martijn iO fully invests in creativity

The double acquisition of top-tier design directors is a clear boost for the creative power at Campus Antwerp.

Antwerp, 26 October – iO rolls out the red carpet for top art director Astrid Vanwolleghem: she brings her 25 years of experience in brand & identity design and campaign creation to the iO table. ​ 

“I didn’t hesitate to say yes. I had talked to some of the iO people I had worked with in the past, like-minded people with their hearts in the right place. Their vision and ideas about iO corresponded exactly with my image of iO: a young, ambitious and upright agency that does what it stands for.”
Astrid Vanwolleghem (left), Benjamin Martijn (right)
Astrid Vanwolleghem (left), Benjamin Martijn (right)

Art director Benjamin Martijn recently traded his freelance existence as a senior designer for a steady position at iO, Campus Antwerp. With 20-odd years of design experience for major accounts, he is the perfect design director for the Antwerp Campus. ​ 

“Design isn’t just a layer of varnish you apply, it’s what shapes a product in such a way that it really works for the end user.”

For Wim De Laet, ​ Content & Creation director for iO Campus Antwerp, this double acquisition of top-tier design directors sends out a clear signal:

“I am thrilled these two top talents chose for iO. With her long track record at creative agencies, Astrid brings a lot of experience to our campus. Together with Benjamin, she will ensure our relatively young design team takes a giant leap forward. We’re investing in creativity, to assure our future and the success of our clients.”


Astrid Vanwolleghem (left), Benjamin Martijn (right)


Roel Van Aelst

Roel Van Aelst

Marketing & Communication Director, iO


About iO

iO is a blended agency. We bring together talent in marketing, technology, content, strategy, and creativity. With our belief that "experience is everything," we help our clients provide their target audience with rich and relevant brand experiences. Our track record includes helping strong brands such as Audi, Brussels Aiport, Efteling, Eneco, Fiberklaar, and Worldline grow.

Established in 2005, iO operates locally and internationally, serving companies, organisations, and governments from our campuses in Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, and Bulgaria.