...and on this blog you'll find (semi-)daily illustrated journal pages, children's book illustrations, and random observations and stories from my life and work.
I'm an illustrator by night and a senior new markets manager for Etsy by day. I'm Dutch, but live in London with Mr. Floor, our little boys Jacob & Abel, and our cat Miso.
In 2006, after years and years of serious dedication to my art history studies, I came to feel seriously stuck in an uninspiring job. On January 1st 2007, I decided to pick up pencil and paper again and rekindled my life long love affair with drawing. In the years since I have been able to work with some amazing people as a freelance illustrator and designer and my illustrated journals and illustrations have shown up in (inter)national publications like Uppercase Magazine, Flow Magazine, Oh Marie! Magazine, VERS, NRC Magazine, Cup of Jo Blog, and Libelle Lekker.
You can hire me: I teach courses on art journaling and creative living, illustrate (children's) books, birth announcements, wedding invitations, save the dates, and custom illustrations and comics. Contact me here, or check out my Etsy shop here.
'Portraits' - Erin Klassen (2017)
'1000 Artist Journal Pages: Personal Pages and Inspirations' - Dawn DeVries Sokol (2015)
'Bear and Seal' - Aart Jan de Geus (self-published by A.J. de Geus) (2015)
'Healing Meals' - Kyra de Vreeze (eBook, for sale here) (2014)
Group Exhibition - Minnesota Center for Book Arts - March 2011
Solo Exhibition - TurtleWings, Brussels, Belgium - December 2010
The postings on this site are my own and represent my own views and opinions, not necessarily those of Etsy.
B.A. (with honors) - Humanities - University College Utrecht, The Netherlands and UC Berkeley, CA, USA - 2005
M.A. (with honors) - Art History of the Low Countries in European Context - University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands - 2006
M.A. (cum laude) - Arts Management and Policy and Creative Design Processes - Professional School of the Arts Utrecht / Utrecht University - 2008
Summer School - Children's Book Illustration - Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK - 2018