Douwe van der Werf

Creative Direction

writing / animation / film / direction

Hi! My name is Douwe van der Werf. I'm the founder and creative director of Mister Lee.

After having lived abroad (the US, Israel and Australia) for a few years and a study of graphic design in Melbourne, Australia, I worked as an art director for advertising agencies. To further develop my skills and to (literally) get my work on the move, I studied Image and Media Technology at the HKU art academy in Hilversum, which I finished with a master's degree.

Since starting Mister Lee in 2007, I've had a strong focus writing, strategy, production and direction of film. My personal interest lies in writing stories about change and transformation.

Got a question? Never hesitate to get in touch.


ngo / campaign / 2D

The Price of Gas


Maritime / Sustainability / animation / oceans

Maritime Passive Safety

JLMD System, Maritime Passive Safety

animation / activism / 3D / oceans

Losing Nemo

The Black Fish