About me

Since I can remember, I love to draw. I drew my first recognizable “character” when I was three years old, sitting on my dads back in a kid carrier.

From the small village in the east of the Netherlands I made that drawing, I moved to the big city, with Arnhem as a nice stopover for a few years. I now live and work in Amsterdam for already 5 years.

In 2017 Esther (Vonik) and I started Wallnuts, a mural collective, which I’m really proud of. On my website you’ll find various projects we did together. You can read more about my wall paintings here (in Dutch).

My website mainly focusses on my freelance work. I really enjoy being a freelancer. I dream of travelling the world while making murals on the most awesome locations… But I also love applied design: thinking about solutions through design and Design Thinking. In my freelance time I focus on the first, and with working at both in60seconds and especially Getting the picture, I try to focus on the second. In January 2018 I also joined the Design Thinkers Bootcamp from the Design Thinkers Academy.

This combination works best for me right now. Though, it also means I have to seperate my time, and I can not take every freelance project. But I love new opportunities, so don’t let this hold you back from contacting me!

About my work

Handlettering

Lettering plays an important role in illustrations. I can work in many different styles.

Limited colors

I always work with a limited palette. I like to work with paint markers and bold colors. Also screenprinting forces you to use as few colors as possible.

Character Driven

I love to draw characters and you’ll find them in many of my projects. From time to time, I also like to do little portraits.

Doodle-ish

Although I hate the word, my work often consists of many little illustrations, combined into one larger piece.

Featured on/in

2018 – Playful Data, Book publication (Map of Amsterdam)

2017Friday Illustrated

2016 – Het Parool PS (february 24), New Amsterdam (#09) cover, SAM Streetart and more (#09), Uitkrant (year 50, #07), Esquire blog, Moderne Hippies.

2015IdN Magazine (vol. 22, no. 2), Greenlabel Gallery

2014 – Volkskrant Magazine (February 8)

Clients

Selection of clients I've worked for over the past few years.

Atlassian, Anomaly, Clockwork, Nationale Nederlanden (commissioned by Studio Fabrick), Typeform, Yieldr.

Via in60seconds/Getting the picture: Rijksoverheid (Dutch Government, various ministries), Provincie Overijssel, Van Gogh Museum, KWF, Nu.nl, Technische Unie.