Deborah is a freelance illustrator from Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

She graduated from Willem de Kooning Academy, in illustration and graphic design.

She works for various newspapers, magazines and publishing houses. Clients include Flow magazine, Elle magazine, De Volkskrant, Het Parool, Querido, Museum van de Geest, Unilever and Workman Publishing.

Depending on the commission, its subject and the client, Deborah likes to use various techniques. Photographic illustrations are made in collaboraton with Aad Hoogendoorn, photographer.

A small selection of work can be found on this website – – please don’t hesitate to ask for information or (more) examples.

Or check @deborahvanderschaaf on Instagram by clicking on the (tiny) logo next to the contact button of this site. (for work in progress and current projects).