Hello and thank you for visiting my portfolio. Please feel free to get in touch for commission enquiries, questions, collaborations or to catch up for a cup of coffee.
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Me in a nutshell I am Dorien, illustrator and graphic designer based in Amsterdam. I grew up in a tiny village, surrounded with my dearest parents and sister, cats, dogs, cows, sheeps and a lot of birds. I’ve been drawing and making all sorts of things ever since I was able to hold a pencil. Career wise, I got lost in the world of television for several years, but luckily I have found my way back to what I love most doing: make art and tell stories.
Strengths? A variety of artistic skills that I am able to combine in one project. Empathy. Legs. Favorite media: watercolor, gouache and acrylic paint, colored pencils and digital equipment.
My work is mainly focused on illustration for children, character design, editorial illustration, personal branding and hand lettering. Because I love to share my knowledge and experience on illustration and story telling, I’ve recently started teaching at MK24, and hosting workshops at Club Lapland.
Don’t forget to have some fun every day, and to make more art! Welcome to Dorien’s playground/sketchbook to see sketches and work in progress.