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
I think it’s very important nowadays to draw attention. In a world where there’s an overkill in images and content. How do you stand out? I can help you with that.
So whatever your company, product or service is, I believe that my illustrations can draw attention to and for you. They will tell your story.
I can take anything, any story and any input and draw it.
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 commercial and accessible.
The past four years I’ve worked for multiple companies, brands and institutions. For example Getekend verslag, de Effenaar, Posca, Jamie Magazine, Food Cabinet, fonQ, European Union and multiple provinces.
I absolutely love my job and I can say that I’m living my dream.
Things I love
Drawing, photoshop, fineliners, 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, Hongkong, Asia.
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)