Ellen de Bruijn is an illustrator and Graphic designer who lives and work in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
She graduated, specializing in illustration on the HKU 'Hoge school voor de kunsten', Utrecht (2012). Ellen loves to illustrate lighthearted, and uses lots of color, bold and minimalistic shapes, try to create worlds and is a bit obsessed with cats and other animals.
She loves to make packages, products, pins, textile, portraits of humans or animals and so on :) Her work is a mix between hand made elements and digital technique. She makes her own silkscreens in her studio in Utrecht.
〰️ New work on the wall by Puha and soooon in my shop too! Hanging my new goose (or, it’s more a gull actually) screenprint here, which I originally made as an detail in a portrait/interior assignment and is inspired by the goose of Enzo Mari from the sixties 🐦☁️ 📷@mirthe.hooijen7 uur geleden
🌸🌸🌸 Mieuw 🌸🌸🌸 Here is a silkscreen print of an startled cat with cow dots (based on Joops’ cow dots 😼)1 maand geleden
All kind of holidaycats for my online shop while I was on vacation, already more than a month ago 😭🌺1 maand geleden
☁️🕊🌺Bird & girl 🌺🕊☁️ And a Plectranthus Scutellarioides. ( = that nettle🌿) This little miniposter is available in my shop now!1 maand geleden
🌺🌻🌸 Keep bringing you flowers on this hot and sunny day! 🌸🌻🌺 Made some new work after my holiday and this piece is one of them. 〰️ Meanwhile It’s hotttttt in The Netherlands, not used to those temperatures at all, so improvised a bit with sheets to keep the heat out of the studio.💦〰️1 maand geleden
🌸 Elba 🌞 A beautiful Italian island full of flowers and colorful houses. 🏕 There are plenty of perfect backgrounds to find 🌿 like this green garage door, in a cute little village on top of a blooming hill 🌺💙2 maanden geleden
🌞🧢Little tourist 🧢🌞 Next week we going to Italy with the car & tent 🏕🚗 yessss! Thanks for the tips trough stories last week 💙💙3 maanden geleden
⚽️ Annnnnd the moving forward illustration 🗝 See all the captions in pinned stories ⚽️ #nikewoman #nikefootball #nike #liekemartens #football #girl #girls #illustration #movingforward3 maanden geleden
✨ Lieke Martens ✨ for Nike (!!) So honored that @nikewomen asked me to create work inspired by Dutch athlete @liekemartens, THE star-player in women's football at the moment! 💙 I focus on her powerful perseverance, full-focus attitude and her fierce ponytail slaying the field like a sharpened sword ;) ⚽️🤺(Really love that signature) She is an inspiration to many girls who live for their dream, to keep on going! She said: "A lot of people were laughing at me when I was young and when I said I wanted to be a professional football player, they said it was only for boys. Now I can laugh at them." This is a mentality I find so inspiring and I just wish every girl feels the freedom to say: I can do anything! ✌🏼✌🏾✌🏿 I had a lot of fun creating this work. Swipe to see some footage of the screenprint proces. 〰️ Quote by Lieke that inspired me to make this illustration: "I just went outside with a ball and just practiced a lot by myself. Just shooting at the goal. Even when I had just one ball, I would shoot it at the goal, run back and put it in again." #ad for @nikefootball #justdoit3 maanden geleden