About ideeHB

My name is Hanneke Breken, and I’m a freelance illustrator living in Hilversum, the Netherlands. New ideas spring to mind constantly, hence the name of my company… it all starts with an idea sketched out in pencil! Colour and contrast are key elements in my illustrations, often combining multiple techniques and materials, such as paint, crayons, ink and digital tools.

A few years ago I switched profession from psychologist to the creative field of illustration and graphic design. Psychology seems like a world apart, but traits which are essential in both fields are a sharp sense of observation and a vivid imagination.
I draw inspiration from people, nature and daily life situations. I like making illustrations which tell a small story, or bring a smile to your face.

Feel free to contact me anytime!
If I’m unable to answer my phone, it’s either because – in random order – I’m:

  • enjoying family time (with my husband, three teenagers and two cats)
  • on the water (rowing)
  • vintage shopping (for vinyl, home decor and children’s books)

PS: recent work in progress is available on Instagram.

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