2021 Creative LIAisons Coaches

Katrien Bottez

Creative Director
, Belgium

Katrien Bottez is Creative Director at Happiness Brussels. 
She began her career as Creative Director at Duval Guillaume in 2005. From 2012 she did this in team with Geoffrey Hantson. The agency was not only voted Agency of the Year 3 times in a row, but also succeeded in winning the highest international praise for its campaigns, year after year, at advertising festivals such as LIA, Cannes, Eurobest, Clio, One Show and D&AD. At Cannes Lions alone, Katrien has won over 50 lions since 2005, 15 which are Gold.  
In 2012, Katrien Bottez was declared one of the 25 most creative people in the global advertising industry by the online magazine Business Insider. In 2013, she leaped to first place in that list.
Katrien lives by a quote of her father: be brave and polite. It helps her both in life and work.