Hello 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 eversince 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.

I love to peek behind the scenes, ride horses in tutu on one leg, while making eyes at the tigers, and to fly high in a paper circus or a wicked world of canvas.

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 handlettering. 

Select client list:
Pearle Opticiens | De Horizon | Gemeente Amsterdam | Ranzijn Tuin en Dier | Mo’s Daughters | Universiteit Antwerpen | Value Support | Care for Mediation | Booklover’s Tours Amsterdam | Roland Berger Amsterdam | Berend Dubbe voice-over | the flower of life | Flink Kindercoaching | Nijdam Osteopathie | Bauer Music | The Neighbour’s Magnolia Hotel | Captain Jack Yachting | Veldhuis Schrijft | Ondertussen in de Spaarndammerbuurt | Zeker Jezelf | Tugela 85 | Intersema CH | Waterlife Rotterdam | SKH Kinderopvang.