In childhood already it was Carolien Westermann’s biggest wish: becoming a children books illustrator. The dream came true when Clavis published her first books: Rafelijntje in 2013 and The only way I can in 2016. In 2015 appeared her self-published book Beastly Capitals.
Since finishing her illustration studies at the Utrecht School of the arts, Carolien (1988) works as a freelance illustrator. Illustrating children books is only part of her daily occupation: she also works for magazines (VPRO, PLUS magazine).
Her work is narrative and poetic and often there is a touch of humor.