Claudie de Cleen (1968, NL) works as an editorial illustrator and for commercial and autonomous projects since 2000. Texts and concepts are translated as clearly as possible, in idea as well as in finish, into image. Often shows life’s absurdity, with humour and compassion for the subject. Likes to vary in techniques, lets the subject determine the materials. Finished an education in graphic design (Gerrit Rietveld Academie) and visual arts (MA Fine Arts, Jan Van Eyck Academie), which helps explain her affinity with books and visual arts.