My motto is: I draw attention. Because I love the way illustrations can draw attention to something. lllustration can:
♥ capture a story
♥ tell a message
♥ explain something
♥ or just simply make a product more beautiful and attractive
Whatever your company, product or service is, I believe that my illustrations can draw attention to and for you. I will draw attention to it.
I’m Julia. My biggest passion in life is drawing. And that’s the reason why I became an illustrator. In 2011 I went to art school (AKV St. Joost) and in 2015 I started my own illustration studio: Julia van Leeuwen illustraties.
Over the years I developed my own playful style. I would say my illustrations are fun, commercial and accessible.
The past four years I’ve worked for multiple companies, brands and institutions. For example Hema, Getekend verslag, de Effenaar, Posca, Jamie Magazine, Food Cabinet, fonQ, European Union and multiple provinces.
Things I love
Drawing, fineliners, notebooks, my macbook, dogs (especially pugs and sausage dogs), flowers, GLITTER (crazy obsession), watching tv, going to Ikea, longboarding, cooking, eating: shrimp / sushi / indonesian food, buying plants, pyjama days, snow in the morning, Asia (especially Hong Kong).
AKV St. Joost, bachelor Illustration (2011-2015)
Starterslift Business atelier (2014)
Driving Dutch Design (2018)
Guest teaching / lectures / workshops at AKV St. Joost (2017-2018)