2020: A Year in Review

2020: A Year in Review
Margaux Black
Margaux Black

We all know the deal by now, 2020 was a year of lockdowns and overall not-niceness for most. However we think that there is enough out there about all the negatives 2020 brought to the world, so we’re here to celebrate the positives. Although it may not have gone exactly to plan - 2020 was also a year of a lot of great stuff at Story of AMS. 

Our clients

To start off with, it wouldn’t have been as exciting without our clients. We worked with some great people and brands, and created a diverse set of work in 2020 and they each deserve an honourable mention. 

From cocktails with Lucas Bols to the biggest perfume database with, our projects stretched many industries, resulting in a great exercise in creative thinking and technical challenges that pushed our team to further develop our skill sets. 


We got an honourable mention from Awwwards for our work for Lucas Bols for their Cocktail finder. With playful use of colour and imagery, we showed off their product catalogue in a way that got some attention.

New Faces (albeit mostly digitally)

We grew too, maybe a little quieter than originally planned but we still welcomed some great new faces to the team in video, marketing, sales design and development. 


A new developer with an excellent track record with react native. She’s been a helpful addition to the team taking on many app projects and boosting our development capacity. 


A videomaker and ideas woman, Fran is the one behind the camera for all Coen’s vlogs. She’s brought a great energy and fresh ideas to the team and we’re stoked to have her as a part of the AMS family. You can marvel at her work here.


Ashley joined us as an intern to help boost our growth in all things AMS Marketing. She’s proven to be a jack of all trades in the best possible way, able to jump on any task we need extra hands on deck for in the marketing world. 


Thom joined us as a design intern/jr designer and has been a great support for the team. Taking on a few projects solo he is also our number one asset creator for social. Ready to jump on any design task we need, Thom we’re happy to have you on the team! 


Our Business Developer, Julian is passionate about behavioural economics, and neuroscience of how people make decisions. With his skills he’s going to look for the perfect match between Story of AMS and our new potential clients.

A little Podcast action

We talked to some great people, got inspired by the work they’ve been doing and bought that inspiration to our podcast. You do need some Dutch language skills to absorb all this podcast information however - maybe a new year's resolution for any non-dutch speakers out there? 

Checkout the Podcast on Spotify or SoundCloud.

New Office 

Although most people were shutting up shop for their office, we took this opportunity to look for a space that will better suit our needs for the future. We’ve taken over an amazing canal house in the center of Amsterdam. More room, more light, and a garden! It’s now waiting and ready for us to welcome back the whole team, and all our clients as soon as we can. 

Check out the office tour by our founder Coen van Hees.

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