I graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy (Rotterdam) in 2013 with a BA in illustration, during this time I started to develop my style and in 2015 I took the plunge into a freelance illustration career.
I simplify the reality into bold colors and elegant curved lines. In this process, it's all about finding the right balance between details and simplicity. The same goes for the colors; I always use a limited color pallet that is coherent.
"The success of Sandy’s work is due to
her attention to the current vogue."
It's nice that
"Blocks of color and trendsetting women
frame the juicy and joyous illustrations of
Dutch illustrator Sandy van Helden."
The Creators Project