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
Morley (children’s apparel)
ABN Amro magazine
Alzheimer foundation (magazine)
University of Amsterdam – English language and literature
Gerrit Rietveld Academy – Amsterdam – fine arts & graphic design
Make Art That Sells (A & B)
Masterclass Start to Publish. Start to Finish – SooJin and Chris Buzelli at Atelier Olschinsky, Vienna 2018
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
Secret 7′ – London, 2015 & 2017
Waterworld – Atelier Oosterbosch, Amsterdam, 2017
Stranger – Galería Échale Guindas, Madrid 2017
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.