Photo by Jordan Young for NOVEL SUPPLY CO.

Soft Collision Between Disciplines

I am an illustrator and surface pattern designer, based in Vancouver, Canada. I love to make simple, whimsical illustrations, print designs and patterns.

Two years ago, I moved with my family from Holland to Vancouver, just for the sake of adventure. During the search for work in a new, inspiring environment, I connected the dots. In the past 20 years, I have been following my curiosity and worked as Urban Designer, Product Designer, studied Fashion Design and founded my own company and online store. It became clear to me that there has always been one constant: my love for texture, drawing and getting a message across by means of to the point and attractive illustrations.

You’ll find a bit of every dot in my work. My designs are clean, graphic and will have that loose effortless look. Most of my work is inspired by the West Coast lifestyle, landscapes, architecture and urban form.

My illustrations and patterns have been used for home textiles, apparel, socks, bags, cards, wall decoration and more. I have worked for or collaborated with MEC (CA), NOVEL SUPPLY CO. (CA), Meatme (CA), Effio (NL), BMW Group (BE), Wieden + Kennedy Portland (USA), Mevan Kaluarachchi (NL), Vandersluis Furniture (NL).

Newspapers and magazines that have featured my work: Design Milk, Western Living, Elle Decoration, Flow, Bright, Eigen Huis & Interieur, VT Wonen, and Dutch newspapers like NRC Next, De Volkskrant, Het Algemeen Dagblad, Telegraaf.