A wild daffodil is the beard of the sailor who would rather work in his garden than travel on the ocean for days and nights with a rough crew. A crumpled map is the dress for the girl who takes a jump and decides to be less of a control freak.
My work often combines photographical elements with drawings. These photographical elements are chosen with great care: they tell part of the story, refer to a time, place, moment in history, give a twist and add to the power of the illustration.
I work and live in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. After studying English language and literature and teaching for five years at a secondary school in Amsterdam, I decided follow my dreams and applied for the popular art school the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. My exam work won the Items & Industry Prize. Since then I worked for many European magazines and companies and participated in several exhibitions.
I am mother of three wonderful kids, love Amsterdam, reading, indigo, swallows, running and soup.
My client list includes
University of Amsterdam – English language and literature
Gerrit Rietveld Academy – Amsterdam – fine arts & graphic design
Make Art That Sells (A & B)
Claudi is represented by Lindgren & Smith, please contact this fabulous agency for commissions in the US market.
Founder & editor Gumclub
illustration studio Claudi & Valesca
Atelier Oosterbosch, Amsterdam 2014
recent group expositions
And this … is me with Henny. My girl crush and the best picture I had of myself in the house.
Thank you for visiting my website, I hope to hear from you soon.