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Marloes De Vries

Photo by Audrey Victoria

As a little girl I started making robots out of shoe boxes and toilet rolls and grabbed every piece of paper available in the house so I could draw. I ended up going to art school, where I graduated in Bdes Visual Communication.
After graduating I worked as a graphic designer and art director for several years, but decided in 2010 to take the leap and work as an illustrator, which was the best decision I ever made.

Nowadays, I work as a freelance illustrator and author for books, magazines and commercial projects. My background in graphic design is now very useful to me as I can create my own books and projects technically, but also for clients I do design-related things.
Incidently I write columns for Belgian magazine Charlie, next to the illustrations I create for them.

In the fall of 2017 my three newest books will be released, including one book for children. I am also working on my first graphic novel.

I absolutely love…

Riding bicycles, eating pancakes, handwritten letters, reading in the sun, being outdoors and hiking, collecting picture books, graphic novels, walking on flip flops, San Francisco, wearing mittens, reading books, baking cookies, travelling, record players, cracking eggs, Scottish accents, chocolate mousse, old photographs.

Awards & nominations

2015 | Viva400, 2nd place Creatives
2015 | Drentse Talentprijs Cultuur, winner
2014 | Cultuurprijs Emmen, winner
2014 | Adobe Creative Jam Award, winner

Featured on/in:
Ballpit Mag | Forbidden Planet | Buzzfeed | Citinerary | Bored Panda | 9GAG | Froot.nl | Flow Magazine | Oh Comely


Exhibitions

2017 | You lifted my spirits (CBK, Emmen, NL)
2017 | Solo exhibition (Westerkaatje, Rotterdam, NL)
2016 | Fortune (Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
2016 | Solo exhibition (Cocomat, Rotterdam, NL)
2016 | Solo exhibition (Zeeuwse Meisjes, Rotterdam, NL)
2015 | Je mist meer dan je meemaakt solo (CBK Assen, NL)
2013 | Tekst Getekend, Bibliotheek Helmond (Helmond, NL)
2013 | 
Smart (Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
2013 | You Can Do It, Put Your Back Into It (Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
2013 | Werkplaats Emmen (Emmen, NL)
2012 | 
Mystery Land (Manchester, UK)
2012 | Rosa Rugosa (Olderberkoop, NL)
2012 | Secret 7”, Idea Generation Gallery (London, UK)
2012 | Participation in Kunstroute Emmen (Emmen, NL)
2012
 | Vrolijke Onschuld – Marloes de Vries solo (Groningen, NL)
2012 | 
Illustraties in kinderboeken: Marloes de Vries solo (Klazienaveen, NL)

Education

2015 | Masterclass picturebook illustration, by Chris Haughton, Benji Davies and Alexis Deacon | Atapuerca (Spain)
2012 | Anglia Ruskin, course picture book illustration | Cambridge (UK)
2011 | Course Writing Children’s Books, by Tjibbe Veldkamp | Groningen (NL)
2007 | AKI, Academy for visual arts and design | Enschede (NL)

Selected clients

Flow Magazine, Leopold Uitgevers, NRC, TEDx, Ravensburger, Montessorium, Luitingh-Sijthoff, Charlie Magazine, American Greetings, Uitgeverij Snor, Flavourites, Usborne Publishers, Provincie Drenthe, Memisa, Blossom Books, Blond Amsterdam, Mooi wat bloemen doen, AMMO Magazine, Boekie Boekie, Pixar Times, Noordhoff Uitgevers, Gallery Nucleus, Poolga, Workman Publishers New York, Zwijssen, Lev., Hautekiet Uitgevers, A.W. Bruna Uitgevers.

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