Het blauwe wonder van Mine
New York, Londen, Milaan, Parijs
Kimpton De Witt Hotels
Nationale Opera & Ballet
Return To Sender
Brandt & Levie
Kids On The Moon
De Wereld Draait Door
Magpie concept store
The American Book Center
Let's Talk Evergreen
Magpie Concept Store
Vogue (with Solar Initiative)
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.