About me

Claudia van Bakel is a mixed media artist from the Netherlands, who has been drawing, creating and telling stories her whole life.

Her work has a mystical, fairytale-like vibe to it in which they strive to make people feel nostalgic. Inspiration for her comes from many different things like nature, paleoart, mythical stories, fairytales and folklore. 

Their current main interests lay in creating visual development work and character design, although she is skilled in many different fields and open to all kinds of jobs. From concept art to storyboarding, animating and compositing, she loves to work within a diverse set-up & team that offers variation (and a little bit of a challenge).

Besides her illustrational work they also run an (online) shop and visit conventions with their work, selling merchandise, apparel & art prints.

Claudia just graduated from St. Joost School of Art & Design with a Bachelor in Illustrated & Animated Storytelling. She is continueing her education with a Master in Visual Development at the IDEA Academy, starting this fall (2022-2023).


Artist portrait (june 2022), Claudia van Bakel_edited.jpg





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