heidiI was born and raised in the Netherlands but I have always had my sights beyond its borders. My first degree was in sustainable tourism, and travel still is my big passion. Over the years, working in the tourism and creative industries has brought me to many places, and honed my habit of looking at the world through a variety of lenses.

Seattle has been my home base since 2002 and I earned my degree in Graphic Design & Illustration from Seattle Central Creative Academy. Since then, I have been the go-to graphic designer for many of Seattle’s non-profits, small businesses, sustainability-focused clients, publishers, and the public sector. I bring a Dutch design sensibility and a global aesthetic to my work for print and web.

As an independent professional designer, I operate much like a design firm. Realistic budgets, detailed timelines, and project management are all part of my day-to-day work life. Yes, I am a creative professional who is also highly organized and punctual!

Ask any questions you might have. I am always open to discuss projects without any strings attached. If we are not the right match, I can likely connect you with someone who is. Also, if you are looking for design samples that are not on my website, please don’t hesitate to ask as I have many other examples of my work.

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“Your work is AWESOME, your attention to detail SUPERB. Thank you for the extra special touches to your high-quality work.”
—Sue Anderson, Executive at Washington State Alliance of YMCAs

“Thank you thank you thank you! The book looks gorgeous in every way. The cover—front and back and spine—is sensational. Love the typeface inside and out, and all the design elements including the charming illustrations at the beginning of each chapter.”
Gail Storey, Author of I Promise not to Suffer

“The client is raving about the bike graphics and they love the photographs you took.”
Mindy Meyring, Account Director at PRR

“Seriously…we are delighted, thrilled, pleased, huzzay! Looks gorgeous. So pleased and proud and we can’t wait to get out there and show it to the world.”
Lynda Mapes, Author of Elwha, a River Reborn

“You do fantastic work. People ask me all the time who did the design work for my company. I always pass along your name with raves.”
Larissa Vidal, Owner Insight Financial Planning