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 live and work in Amsterdam for almost 8 years now.
My work is often colorful and bright, and I get inspiration from color palettes, patterns, (geometrical) shapes, also in interior design, clothing, architecture and nature.
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 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!
Features and exhibitions
2022 - Group Exhibition Illustration Ladies Amsterdam at OKO
2020 - Group Exhibition 'The Intersection' Wieden+Kennedy
2018 - Panimation Instagram take-over (nov 19 - 25)
2018 – Playful Data, Book publication (Map of Amsterdam)
2017 – Friday Illustrated
2016 – Features of my Amsterdam map in Het Parool PS (february 24), New Amsterdam (#09) cover, SAM Streetart and more (#09), Uitkrant (year 50, #07), Esquire blog, Moderne Hippies.
2015 – IdN Magazine (vol. 22, no. 2)
2015 - Greenlabel Gallery
2014 – Volkskrant Magazine (February 8)