I was born in a small town in the south of the Netherlands. After completing my studies, I began studio work as an illustrator and graphic designer in an educational publishing house. My studio career led to opening my own graphic studio. In 2008, I was invited to teach at an Academy for Media, Art & Performance. In addition to my work as a free-lance designer, illustrator, and teacher, I serve as a jury member in national and international competitions for Adobe. I foster creative education through my service as both an Adobe Partner by Design educator and Adobe Campus Leader. My prolific creativity also includes making music as a singer and guitarist in a band. I'm a big fan of France, and I enjoy cooking and laughing with good friends.