Bussum, The Netherlands
Aniek Bartels is an illustrator & designer currently based in Amsterdam. She finds inspiration in toys and TV shows she's too old for but still not-so secretly loves. Her work is a little odd, and strives to find a silly but crucial balance between reality and the fantastical world inside her head. Like Aniek herself, her work has a happy-go-lucky attitude that can be applied to pretty much all forms of design. She has a very particular style but never shies away from experimenting with other materials, approaches and solutions. Besides illustration, Aniek works as a graphic designer and animator, and translates her quirky ideas into textile dolls and characters.