Photo by Audrey Victoria
Who am I?
Hello! My name is Marloes De Vries and I’m an illustrator based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. I’ve been working as a freelancer since 2004 whilst still in art school. After I graduated I worked several years as a graphic designer and art director for ad agencies, when I decided to take the leap and work as a full time freelancer in 2009.
Since 2010 I work as an illustrator and it was a big decision, yet the best one I ever made. My heart lies with telling stories through words and pictures, and as an illustrator I can do just that.
From the countryside to the big city
I was born and raised in the North-East of the Netherlands, amongst moors and sheep but I moved to the most exciting city in 2013: Rotterdam. The main reason for this was because I longed for a big step in my life and career, to push myself further and grow as a person. After living here for over four years, I can safely say: mission accomplished 🙂
Nowadays, I work for several magazines and publishers, like Flow Magazine, Charlie, Ravensburger, Luitingh-Sijthoff, American Greetings, Usborne Publishers, Workman Publishers New York, amongst many others.
My passion for writing started at a very early age. I must have been around 8 years old when I first jotted down my daily adventures in a notebook.
I started blogging back in 1999 on Livejournal but made the transition to my own hosted blog in 2016. I blog mostly about life as an illustrator, about art, and I love sharing personal stories and thoughts.
With my blog I hope to inspire others to a more creative life but I also love to share optimistic messages and honest stories about life.
Are you interested in working with me? Please go to this page.