A thesis design with a story


Your defense is in sight and it’s time to think about your thesis design! There will be a real book, in which you put blood, sweat and tears and a lot of your spare time. I’d love to help you with the last piece: the design of your thesis. A PhD is usually a period with challenges, life events and a period of personal growth. Your thesis design therefore, is not only science but also a part of you as a person. I love it when your design reflects both: the science and you. This can be very subtle, only visible to you. By combining your story with your scientific subject we will get an original and personal thesis design, in which you will recognize yourself.

Illustrating for thesis design

Children’s books

Besides theses, I illustrate and write children’s books and stories. You might think that’s something completely different from a thesis design, but I feel the two worlds are actually very much alike. Do you remember how you explored the world as a child? How you were amazed and curious. Sounds like traits of a scientist, doesn’t it? Often it’s about life themes, just as in thesis design. In science we try to understand the world a bit better. Just as you did when you were a child.


My first book was published by Lemniscaat and translated in English. It’s called A star for everyone. We’ve already arrived at the fourth print. It’s available at your local book store and online. After that, through Lemniscaat, I illustrated Het kleine heelal, written by Annejan Mieras and Op zoek by Victoria M├╝ller. Unfortunately those haven’t been translated into English yet, but who knows!┬áSeparate Fine Art Prints of my books are available via my webshop.

Children's book illustration