Photo Myscha Oréo

Photo Myscha Oréo

Photo Karen van Duijvenbode

Photo Karen van Duijvenbode

STUDIO
Wilgenweg 22e
1031 HV
Amsterdam
hello[at]hyshil.com

BOOKS
Het blauwe wonder van Mine
Bijdehand

New York, Londen, Milaan, Parijs

CLIENTS
illustration
De Bijenkorf
Kimpton De Witt Hotels
The Gardeners
Blokker
Kolifleur
Fjällräven Kanken
PostNL
Quaker Cruesli
VTwonen
Dove
Nationale Opera & Ballet
Return To Sender
Volkshotel
Brandt & Levie
Bloemenbureau Holland
Allibert-Jardin (Keter)
Scholl nederland
Rooflife
Wendy Magazine
Philips
Lennebelle Petites
Kids On The Moon
De Wereld Draait Door
Ganbaroo PRPR
ANNA+NINA
Magpie concept store
Fabulous Mama
The American Book Center
Truly Yours
Tumblr

design
Let's Talk Evergreen
Bovien B&B
Lennebelle Jewelry
Lennebelle Petites
Magpie Concept Store
Vogue (with Solar Initiative)
Booreiland
Stibbe
Marie-Claire
ELLE eten
ELLE
Cosmopolitan
Fabulous Mama
Pink Ribbon
ELLEgirl

Hyshil is an independent illustrator and graphic designer based in Amsterdam. She started drawing when she was little and never stopped. Nature, memories, art and culture, animals, and good conversations are big sources of inspiration.

Her work is very detailed, drawn mostly with pencil and is always crafted by hand. To preserve the handcrafted nature of her pencil drawings she aims to digitally alter as little as possible. Clients include VolksHotel, The Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Kids on the moon and Brandt & Levie. She created a hand-drawn animation for De Wereld Draait Door, which was televised live and nationally during prime-time and she appeared on VTwonen, making a custom window-drawing.

She has a BA in graphic design from Minerva Academy of arts and design, Groningen. This allows her to create graphic work as well, and combining illustration and design increases all possibilities. She is an experienced creative director, developing brand strategy and creating identity design from a very personal starting point with her clients. 

On several occasions she has collaborated with other creatives, allowing her drawings to leave the paper and even take three-dimensional form, from jewellery to store-windows to children's clothing. 
She has illustrated and designed two books, a travel guide and a creative DIY book (which she also wrote). Currently she is working on her first children's book, an illustrated story about a shy little girl, finding her way into the world. Read more about this one, and her other books here.

Most of the drawing takes place in her studio in Amsterdam, which she shares with friends. Above anything else, she looks for creative challenge, meeting of minds and inspiration and welcomes requests of any sort.