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I am a medical, scientific & creative illustrator from Rotterdam, the Netherlands. With an interest in both art and science, I have developed a versatile background and hold an MSc degree in Industrial Design Engineering, a BA degree in Illustration and an MA degree in Scientific Illustration.
As a medical illustrator I use my thoroughly built craftsmanship to bring across subjects in (bio)medical science. The added value of scientific illustration lies in the ability to focus only on the relevant information and leave out distracting or unimportant elements. In addition, scientific precision, clarity and esthetic quality are important ingredients. Through studying extensively I acquired an analytical mindset, highlevel drawing skills, design skills, creativity, anatomical knowledge and experience with dissection & observing surgery in the OR.
I am always interested to hear about your project & ideas!
Feel free to contact me with a briefing and information on your project. I will then offer a price quote or an indication.
My work process generally consists of three parts: brainstorming/creating the concept for the illustration, sketching and completing the artwork. Both after sketching and the final artwork there is a possibilty for revisions. Additional revisions, new elements and/or changes in the agreed concept can be charged extra.
I work with a fixed price, calculated in advance. Prices depend on a number of aspects, such as: complexity, style, size, usage and the amount of illustrations. Usage of the image in one medium is usually included in this price (for example: a one time publishing in a journal). In addition to this, extra usage can be discussed, for which a percentage can be applicable, varying between 10% and 300%.
Copyright is automatically owned by the maker, unless otherwise agreed. The costs for full copyright is 300% of the original price and the price for an exclusive, unlimited usage license is 200% of the original price.
I am a member of the bno (Beroepsorganisatie Nederlandse Ontwerpers), and use the general terms & conditions as provided by BNO, which are sent to the client along with the price quote. In some cases an additional specific Project Agreement can be set up.
Master Scientific Illustration, Academy of Fine Arts & Design, Maastricht (Master of Art).
Illustration, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam (Bachelor of Art).
Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft (Master of Science).
Summer course in "Physical Anthropology", theory & skeleton workshop (determination of sex and age).
Workshop "Reconstruction of Soft Facial Parts" (facial reconstruction for a forensic cold case).
Various Life Figure drawing, painting & sculpting courses
2018 - World Illustration Award for "Micorsurgery of a Rat", New Talent winner in the category "Research".
2015 - Grand Prix Content Marketing - "Best Cover concept" for the Financial Focus cover series.
2011 - Blend Publicity Award for "Le Lapin Fou".
2018 - World Illustration Awards, Somerset House, London
2016 - Living Rooms, Enter through the Bookshop, Dutch Design Week, Boekhandel van Piere, Eindhoven
2015 - Living Rooms, WUNDERKAMERA OBSCURA - Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
2015 - Living Rooms, WUNDERKAMERA OBSCURA - Kunstlijn, Haarlem
2014 - Codex2014 ENCYCLOPEDIA, Natural Sciences Museum, Brussels
2009 - A Book About Death, The Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, New York