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Maria van Lieshout

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I was born and raised in a small town near Amsterdam. As a kid, I loved reading, drawing and making up stories. When I was eight, I created my first book, filled with drawings of places in America I hoped to visit one day. A typical Dutch girl, I also loved anything to do with water.
I studied Communications Design at George Washington University in DC, and eventually became creative director at The Coca-Cola Company.
I enjoyed brand design, but dreamed of writing and illustrating picture books for kids, so I quit my job to learn about storytelling: I read. I wrote. I drew. I even went back to school.
Today, 15 picture books in, my illustration, writing and design work inspire each other: I draw words, write images and design stories.
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Maria van Lieshout As a creative director, I developed an eye for good design. So I don't just focus on my illustrations, but also how they interact with the text, what…moreAs a creative director, I developed an eye for good design. So I don't just focus on my illustrations, but also how they interact with the text, what the layout is of the entire page.(less)
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