Peter van der Helm – Tattooist, graffiti artist, entrepreneur
Peter did many things in his career : illustrating for Penthouse Magazine, designing and inventing campaigns for agencies and brands in the world, started some agencies and internet companies, tattooing people and doing graffiti (all of this legal of course, we wouldn’t want you to get the wrong idea, some work of Peter featured on one of the oldest websites of the internet found here ;).
After 23 years Peter found out that the advertising world was not his thing anymore and he went to pursue his dream in graffiti and tattoos. Playing with spraycans since 1987 and wanting to be a tattoo artist at the age of 15.
The tattoo artist he asked to teach him at that moment asked if he had tattoos. Not sharp, he answered ‘no’ but technically he had tattoos already after an accident with fireworks at the age of 13. Explosives in a marker left ink residue in his hands which technically are tattoos.
The accident we are talking about made that Peter is doing what he does as the surgeon told him he could never draw again. So of course this became his life passion. This at this moment resulted in his shop wallsandskin.com which you can visit in the center Amsterdam and the center of Rotterdam.
lions, epicas, lamps, awards….not important…Peter made campaigns for Nike, Fanta, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth….not important….Peter worked with celebrities, stand up comedy artists, advertising moguls…not important. All you need to know is Peter has the experience to listen to your ideas and knows how to translate them into a picture. If you do want to now more about him Google has all the answers.
Some things others say about Peter:
“Brilliant creative with a great sense of responsibility.”
Natalie Agre, GM, MA Group Russia
managed Peter indirectly
“Peter is/has a creative master mind!”
Mike Hendrixen, Global Marketing Director
“Peter has given guest lectures which were very animated with many recent examples of campaigns to stimulate students to think “out of the box” for developing campaigns of their own.”
Henk Penseel, lecturer, Hogeschool Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
“I’m delighted to recommend Peter. He is a true creative soul driven by passion and life. His work and ideas are free of constraints, always engaging, on-target and attention-getting. To have him as a colleague is an honour, and to have him as a friend is my advantage.
If you are seeking outstanding creative, you’ve found him.”
Scott Huber, Account Supervisor, wieden + kennedy
“In my view, Peter is an innovative creative. By thinking out-of-the-box he makes his work stand out. We worked together on different ideas for different clients. Once Peter is involved the collaberation always gets a spark. In our projects he has shown strong commercial, strategic and creative insights.”
Willem-Albert Bol, Connections Director, TBWA, Vodafone
“Peter is a great marketing mind and inspiring partner to work with. With his out-of-the-box approach he is capable to translate complex concepts into unique and off-beat marketing campaigns. From low key and short-term solutions to achieving highend goals, Peter will make you think, frown and smile on your business. Peter goes all the way, will not give up on anything he does and he is absolutely great with people. Peter has a casual approach, a strong sense of design and certainly knows his marketing principles.
Imre Gmelig Meijling, Wunderkraut, Krimson
“Peter is an extraordinary creative guy. I know Peter for at least 15 years and he is surprising me time after time with new ideas and great initiatives.
I you are looking for a great campaign or promotion: GET HIM (if he has some time left).
You won’t regret it!”
Jacco van ’t Riet, Marketing manager
For more info on Peter, check his linkedin profile here.
Credit to all who worked with him on anything shown here on this website.