Lizelot Versteeg (Lotje)
Lizelot Versteeg (1980) studied graphic design at the Academy for Art and Design in ’s-Hertogenbosch, Holland. Since 2002 she worked as a designer for several bureaus in Holland and Belgium, and also worked as a freelance designer and illustrator. She has always had a passion for illustrating, and a love for children’s books. This came together in the beginning of 2012, when her son Lucas was born. She stayed at home for several months, in which she created the concept for her first series of children’s books, Colors Everywhere, Things Everywhere and Animals Everywhere. These books were published under the name her own mother called her when she was young: Lotje, short for Lizelot. The distinctive style of the Lotje books consists of simple, joyful drawings with bright colors. Creating children’s books has been a lifelong dream of Lizelot, and she hopes many more books may follow!