Claire Vanderhaeghen – alias The hedgehog – was born on a clear day in December (temperature 3°C – 39,2° F, light easterly winds, humidity 88%), grew up in a loving environment, received an excellent education and transformed her talents into a promising career.


2001Master Graphic Design & Advertising - St. Lucas Antwerpen

2003PAVO Film and Visual Culture - Universiteit Antwerpen

2004Master Film and Visual Culture - Universiteit Antwerpen

2011Webdesigner - Syntra Antwerpen


Her language skills are what they need to be: her mother tongue is Dutch, her English is fluent and she can convincingly present creative proposals in French. If necessary, she does remarkable things with her basic knowledge in Spanish, Italian and German. So also linguistically, she has a decent portfolio.


Her main career moves

2000LDV United Antwerpen | advertising agency | junior art director

2001Gramma Antwerpen | design agency | graphic designer

2002DDB Brussel | advertising agency | junior art director

2003M&W / The Young Ones Antwerpen | advertising agency |

art director

2005Android Antwerpen | design agency | grafisch vormgever

2007The hedgehog | artdirection, creative concepts, graphic design,

dtp, copywriting


The hedgehog worked for these agencies

VVL/BBDO, Engage/BBDO, Duval Guillaume, Young & Rubicam, These Days, Kunstmaan, Ogilvy & Mather, Mostra, Pinkeye, Act,


The hedgehog worked for these clients

Volkswagen, NMBS, Danone, Hedgren, Ikea, Radio 2, ING Futuris, Luminus, Chimay, Lays, Nokia, Telenet, Coca-Cola, Aquarius, Nutricia, Xerius, Douwe Egberts, …


And yes, The hedgehog does have other interest in life. Unfortunately, she often lacks the time to taste delicious (Italian) wines, visit great restaurants, sharpen her cooking skills, go to see movies and generally indulge herself with fashion, music, city trips and travels around the globe.

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