Nature’s calling

For Iamsterdam, magazine Uit krant, Amsterdam, summer 2024

Book double

For Museum van de Geest (Museum of the Mind) Haarlem, in collaboration with Nederlands Letterenfonds/ Dutch Foundation for Literature

Summer edition de Volkskrant

Summer vacation tips (where to go, what to do), collage

Book cover design

Marc ter Horst – Rugzwemmen. A young adult novel about climate change.

Wine and dine

Ongoing series for FD Persoonlijk. (‘Frivolous’ gamay grape/ sugar in hearthy dishes/ hillside wines)

De kracht van zacht

Cover Volkskrant Magazine december 2023 (made with wool + punch needle)

the Vegetarian Butcher

The biggest food revolution. Proudly illustrating for the Butcher of the Future. Ongoing series of illustrations for the brand book, packaging, website and apps, as well as (birthday and holiday) cards.

Mountain (of) books, books about mountains

For Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant (literary supplement), about the increase of books about mountains. (and their specific cover images).

In the mix

Series of handmade type for an editorial client. With a new (given) set of colors and some characteristics for each month of the year. Here’s a selection: embroidered, sewn, needlepunched, stamped, made out of books, blocks, fruit and some seasonal collages.

Dolores Prato

For de Volkskrant’s book section. About ‘Giù la piazza non c’e nessuno’, by Dolores Prato, now translated + available in Dutch. The book lacks chapters and plot, it is more a caleidoscopic shifting of scenes and objects. I am very happy art director Io Cooman went for my wild and associative image.

Paper (and needlework) lovers

Embroidered the cover and several postcards for the latest issue of Flows book for paper lovers (#9). Also made various patterns and did a lot of handlettering on a calendar, wrapping paper and posters.


Illustration in Volkskrant Magazine for a moving story about cleaning up the (family) house after the last parent has deceased.

Soul care

An image made for a crossmedia collaboration between Museum van de Geest (Museum of the Mind, based in Haarlem) and the Dutch Association of mental Health Care (GGZ) about taking care of the soul, during the pandemic.


For DPG Media


For DGP Media I made a series of letters, built out of bricks, twine and paper. The G stands for growth. Art directed by RAZA graphic design.

Le Philosophe

Each issue of Flow magazine featured a spread about a philosopher, written by Caroline Buijs and illustrated by me. The pages were also translated for + published in the French and international issues of Flow magazine. (This is the left page about Cicero in French)

Pear colorwheel

Pears changing color when you poach them – a how to for Elle eten.

Lazy gardeners handbook

Book cover and interior illustrations + lay out design. ‘Lazy’ referring not so much to slacking – but to an environmentally friendlier way of gardening. Unieboek/Spectrum


The Dutch expression ‘to (not) see the trees through the forest’ was the inspiration for this image for de Volkskrants book pages.


Corona: extra kilogrammes and sloppy clothes. Illustration made for Saar magazine

Alles wat licht is

Book cover for Marleen Nelen/Querido. An outstanding (ya) book about two brothers and their trapeze act, set against Mussolini’s uprise. It won a prestigious Flemish book award in 2021: the Lavki prize, and was shortlisted for de Kleine Cervantes.


Honored to have been given the cover of  the Buchmesse special in Frankfurter Allegemeine. Folded two books of 400+ pages each… Photography by Aad Hoogendoorn, as always. Art directed by lovely Nina Hewelt.


Cover and (inside) illustrations to accompany Hans Hagens beautiful poems for young adults.

Book cover

Book cover. (front and back – embroidery mirrored over spine)


Cover image for Volkskrant magazine about #theperfectbeachbody. (idea+props by me, photography Aad Hoogendoorn, model Hedwig H.)


Ik zoek een woord

Book cover illustration for a poetry anthology about the joy, magic and numerous possibilities of language. Type by Steef Liefting.

Metoo yogamat

Illustration made with a punchneedle, a ‘yogamat’ accompanying a survey about #MeToo in the yoga world, for (Dutch) Yoga Magazine


For B – a Dutch magazine on breastcancer. ‘The various techniques used by specialists for detection’.

Fabric collages Elle decoration

A box containing 29 fabrics was delivered on my doorstep. Christian Lacroix, Kvadrat. Wonderful textures, shimmer, depth. I made 8 pages of associative collages with them for Elle decoration #2/february/march 2017.    


A series of book covers for Querido – celebrating 100 years of outstanding literature.

Burnout (at the office)

For the Dutch Ministry of Internal Affairs/magazine

Tiny Pleasures Flow calendar

2016 was a year of tiny pleasures, at least on the calendar it was.


Thirteen book covers for the famous Dutch Young Adult series ‘How to survive’/Hoe overleef ik’,  by author Francine Oomen. Papercut illustrations. (some spines interact with neighbouring spines).


Ink jar for Flow magazine.


The translation of this book title would be something like ‘The miracle that doesn’t tumble down’. I made the cover image with photographer Aad Hoogendoorn. It took a lot of testing and many different objects tumbling down before we were able to take the picture. It’s an actual tower, not a photoshopped one!


For Dutch television guide VPRO Gids, cover image about ‘cablecutting’.

Food heroes

For Elle eten (food) I made several collages of upcoming food trends, tools, addresses and heroes.

Tears on the mat

For (Dutch) Yoga Magazine. Accompanying letters sent by readers about grief and how yoga helped them cope with it.


Cover for Parool PS. ‘Spring’

Nr 5

For Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant. Aromatic spices in the kitchen.


The Dutch word for ‘fern frost’ is IJsbloem: Ice Flower. ( illustration initially made for an article about decreasing fertility).

Statistical Yearbook

Cover for the Dutch annual Statistics Yearbook  (CBS Jaarboek 2014).

Idfa special

Cover for VPRO’s annual IDFA (International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam) special. Featuring its logo.

Autumn breeze

Third coverimage in a series of four for Parool Ps.  Autumn.

summer memories

One of a series of images made for de Volkskrant summer special about summer memories. This particular column was about regret for not having captured more imagery of the children while they were young/time fleeing.

November music

Cover for the November music special in VPRO Gids. A festival featuring all kinds of music varying from elektro to improv.