I am an illustrator working and living in The Hague, Netherlands. I'm working with a wide range of clients in both editorial and corporate business.
I like adventures, exploration, books, futuristic science, obscure history, and just the subject you need an illustration for.

Please feel free to contact me for sales or collaborations, or just to say hi:

Email: aartjan@aartjanvenema.com
tel: 0031612064413

For job enquiries please contact me or my agent Riona at JSR: riona@jsragency.com

selected clients
the NewYorker, the New York Times, Google, the Wallstreet Journal, the Guardian, Planadviser, Green Man Festival, the Observer, the Financial Times magazine, ZEIT magazine, ZEIT Leo, The New Republic, Nylon Magazine, Usbek&Rica, Mosaic Science, MOAM, Artis, Volkskrant, NRC.Next, Groene Amsterdammer, Red Bull Music Academy, Scrawl magazine, Reload magazine, Hard//hoofd

Awards and recognition
2017: World Illustration Award Overall Professional WINNER
2017: World Illustration Award Design Category WINNER
2016: Pick Me Up Selects
2016: BoekieBoekie StartAward winner
2016: American Illustration 35 chosen winner
2015: 3x3 Illustration (merit)

featured on
Itsnicethat 2

2016: Somerset House, 'Pick Me Up' selects
2016: De Wintersalon 'Gevonden op Marktplaats' Amsterdam
2014: Blackbird, 'Zacharias' Utrecht, group show
2013: Blackbird, ‘Kist & Vogel’, Utrecht, group show
2013: KOP, 'Dream on', group show
2013: Eyra, 'Stranger in a strange land', online group show
2012: Graduation show HKU, group
2011: het Hoekhuis, Leusden, Duo

2008- 2012, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht Illustration Design