World Illustration Award 2015!

Thrilled to announce my illustration for won a World Illustration Award!

autI did the illustration last year on how a troubling mental condition may help us to gain access to the extraordinary capabilities of the brain. An interesting, thought provoking article argumenting that autism might be a natural step of evolution.

Many many thanks to the judges, the AOI, Directory of Illustrators and off course my client AJ Cohen at!

You can also find a little little Q+A about the illustration on their website following this link

Congrats to the other category winners check them out here

This Fall: workshop in Vienna

vienneVery Excited to be giving a 4 day workshop conceptual illustration in Vienna this November!! There’s an amazing line up of tutors: Yuko Shimizu Peter Diamond and Cone TheWeird. If I wasn’t one of the tutors I would enroll myself, it will be lots of fun! Application is open now, hope to see you this Fall. Learn more or enroll here

Joining David Goldman Agency for US Clients

davidIt’s an honor for me to introduce you all to this gentleman. His name is David Goldman and chances are that you’ll see him running around the USA carrying my portfolio under his arm. In other words: i’m happy and very excited to announce that David is my rep for clients in the US!
David is a great, eloquent and fun guy who knows the business and more importantly he thinks and deals with clients the way I would do it.
We we’re introduced to eachother by James Yang, who is also represented by David, and after we worked together on a few projects David asked me to officially join his exclusive group, an invitation I gladly accepted.
This might come as a surprise to many of you since I told people more then once I didn’t want to work with an agent and said ‘no’ to quite a few. But then again: I also said I would never get married until I met Jacqueline. Anyways, The David Goldman Agency has its new website up, ( please feel welcome to have a peek, check out the artists and meet David!

3×3 Illustration Award

Happy news: this illustration I did for Strategy and Business made it into the 3×3 ProShow. A.D. Seulgi Ho.


American Illustration

American illustration 34 slide show of selected and chosen winners is online. Enjoy!

Apps&Agility_SlowManagement_AG-05It includes this illustration I did for Slow Management about the agility that apps can contribute to an organization and their employees and why managers and ceo’s are reluctant to implement them


And that previous post brings us back to present…I’ll make sure to update my news section more frequently. However,  news reaches my Facebook page much quicker. If you’ld like to you can join me there.

Society of Illustrators

Iaut‘m thrilled to be included in this years Annual of the Society with a institutional piece and a series of five illustrations in the Book category. The illustration I did for Bettermed to accompany an articl discussing Autism as the next step in evolution is on display right now. And I’m looking forward to see the series for Het Nieuwe Normaal (the New Normal) written by Jacques Pijls the  beginning of february when I will attent the opening night. You can see the series by clicking the link

University of Arts and Sience Luzerne

zwIn november I was happy to be invited to give  a lecture and a four day workshop on conceptual illustration at the University of Applied Arts in Lucerne, Switzerland. Students had an amazing working attitude especially given the fact that this is the view from their studio…. I had been a while since I did something like this and I must say, it tastes like more…


Red Dot Awards!!

Screen-Shot-2015-01-22-at-00.35.45Much to my surprise I got word that the series for DSH received three red dot awards, I didn’t even know we were in the mix. I guess this will be the end of the victory march of this series, it was selected by so many juries, I feel very proud and honred to receive all these acknowledgements and I will always treasure the process with AD Patricia Wetzel, It was a fun ride! Just to sum it all up: Art Directors club Germany (Silver and Bronze) EuroBest (Gold Award), Society of Illustrators, Red Dot Award, Computer Arts Annual, Archive’s 200 Best illustrators Worldwide.

3×3 ProShow

adaptNot as many as last year but still I got four pieces into the 3×3 Proshow! Besides that another four received an honorable mention.

So the winning pieces are Adaptive planning, an institutional illustration for Heijmans, Strings of my heart, advertising for the Agency Group, The future of Copyright, editorial for Slow Management and Conceptual illustration Magazine cover for 3×3.

the honorable mentions were for Cruizing, advertising for DSH, Fingers crossed, editorial for BHCC, I64 for 3×3 and How to design a winning company, Magazine cover for Strategy and Business