In elementary school I learned that art is something I'm good at. In high school I learned that I also like subjects related to lines, vision and science. Through my incredible university years I learned that I'm better with kiddies than grown ups and that I want to be little again.
So there I was: in between trades, a bit lost.
After graduating as an Architect I was lucky enough to spend some time in a graphic design studio, learning the basics from the most amazing group of people. Then life picked me up and dropped me in London. Metropolis of possibilities - right? Well, I found myself facing the difficulties of getting that well feared "first job". In the meantime I started to draw. Draw things that made me smile along those long days of desperate waiting.
And then I did not stop drawing, indeed I felt great about the whole situation. Illustration found me and I suddenly transformed from being an Architect to be a so called "Children's Illustrator". Something that includes all the things I learned of myself all through my school years. My dream is still designing and creating - to be creative and colourful - only I do it for a sweet and very grateful audience - children. For little ones who - in the end - I wanted to be growing up.
Thank you all for your support!
I always loved kids. Probably since the day I was born. In July 1986.
My very first memories are from kindergarten. I remember having fun. Running around, playing, doing arts and crafts - and loving it, loving them. The people around me who showed me all those spectacular things I was surrounded by. Colours, materials, things created by grown up people and us - little people. It was an environment I never wanted to leave or to grow up from. I still stand by this principle. So in my heart I'm still in kindergarten outside, running around, doing arts and crafts sitting on the floor but with my imagination flying up high in the sky. But most of all, I still like to be surrounded by little people who inspire me every day.
Of course, I know this now. I also know that even though I feel like the rest of my education was a challanging
D-tour - figuring out who I want to be - it was necessary, so I could end up where I am now.