My story? I was born in 1974 in Eindhoven, after my Austrian parents emigrated to the Netherlands. I studied Illustrated Design at the Academy of Art and Design St. Joost and then returned to Eindhoven. I live and work there now – together with my husband Michel, our children Minke and Linda, and our French cat Jade.
My ideas originate on paper: I never leave the house without a sketchbook. But I further develop them on my computer, line after line and shape after shape. This allows me to move each individual object until the composition is perfect. Gradually, a new book emerges. With my books I want to stimulate children to really look and to use their imagination. That way children will not only read my story, but can discover their own stories too.