When/how did you find out about your talent?
As a kid I used to draw a lot but when I grew older I just stopped doing creative things. When I was in high school, during class, I doodled a very fat horse, and that horse somehow became the start of my hobby during my college years. I didn’t like my studies and so my brother encouraged me to draw more fat horses. I followed his advice and uploaded my drawings to my Tumblr page. People responded positively and I started to use Instagram as a portfolio as well. I got questions for postcards and later on birth announcements! Now, a few years later, I get all kinds of commissions and am a happy fulltime illustrator.
How did you get in touch with Lennebelle Petites? How did the proces of briefing and designing go?
Lenneke emailed me early 2017 with a commission for a gems collection. I was very excited! Unfortunately the gems collection was put on hold. In 2018 Lenneke emailed me again for a new collection! We started with a briefing about the idea behind the collection, the colors and characters. After that I started sketching and soon I could start painting (my favorite part). It was real teamwork, with Lenneke’s ideas and vision and I love the result!
What is your ‘signature’ when it comes to your work?
I use very simple shapes and lines. Mostly pastel colors en always small black details. My characters are always a bit too round and have two tiny black eyes.