Meet the D&AD Impact Council

The D&AD Impact Council is made up of senior figures from across the creative, social entrepreneur, Venture Capital and NGO space and exists to support and represent D&AD Impact’s mission to drive creativity that powers change.

Bevan Bloemendaal

VP Global Environments and Creative Services Timberland
Bevan Bloemendaal is the Vice President of Global Environments and Creative Services at Timberland. He is responsible for the brand’s identity and integrity worldwide through Timberland retail stores, franchisees, distributors and wholesale environments. Bevan’s Global Creative Services team is comprised of dedicated experts from various agencies and brands that make up five disciplines: art and copy, account services, digital interactive, visual merchandising and retail environments all obsessed with creating unique design solutions. These teams are driven creatively and strategically using innovative solutions for store design, advertising, brand storytelling in a cluttered retail | wholesale and digital landscape. Since starting at Timberland in 1999, Bevan has been honored with a wide range of design awards for store design, fixture design, brand materials and interactive consumer experiences.
In 2013 he received the Retail Design Institute – Retail Design Legion of Honor award, in 2012 he received the DDI Retail Design Influencer Portfolio award and in 2008 he was inducted into the POP Hall of Fame. Bevan’s previous experience includes nearly 20 years in various creative leadership positions at the Kinney Corporation which is a former parent company to footwear brands such as Champs Sports, Foot Locker, Foot Quarters and Lady Foot Locker. Prior to joining Timberland, he was the director of visual merchandising and marketing for Colorado, a division of the Venator Group. In addition to his business experience, Bevan serves on the VMSD Magazine Editorial Advisory Board, retail store design judge, keynote speaker and is a member of the A.R.E. (Association of Retail Environments) Executive Committee.