Hello! My name is Andrea Gritter and I am a Dutch independent illustrator, designer and copywriter.
I was born and raised in Ruigoord, which might be the smallest place in The Netherlands (just one crossroad, with only two streets that actually led somewhere), but also the most creative one. My family is a bunch of artistic nutheads, with musicians, designers and more. My dad is a painter (gritterhans.com), as well as his parents. Drawing was always stimulated, and I loved it. After working as a graphic designer and video editor for almost ten years, with the computer as my BFF, I decided to focus more on the real manual labour of drawing, with pen and paper, and real colors. Nowadays, I like to mix all kinds of techniques, digital as well, but drawing is still my favourite.
To me, every image, text or illustration is a story, a little tale. I love to work on my own ideas, but also do commissioned work and collaborate with other talented creatives. I create hand drawn art, and play with mixed techniques on the edge of fashion, realistic drawings, patterns, cute kids stuff and cartoonish characters. Girls, animals, and other figures in their own world, products for grown up and small children. I also draw on or make images with different surfaces and textures, like paper, ceramics and fabrics. You might describe my style as being clean line art with selective colors and a lot of black and white illustrations.
Some other non work related facts about me: I’ve got one sister, who is a talented writer (lisainlalaland.com), one boyfriend and three cats. Nowadays I live near the dunes, forest and beach, the best place to clear my head any time necessary.
Besides my family, I got some nuthead friends as well:
Art work at Arntwork.com
Digital storytelling at chriztee.com
Art Direction and more at samvanderwerff.com
Art at studiomarte.nl
Blogs at eTZetera
illustratie • tekenaar • Amsterdam • Haarlem • kinderboeken pentekening • lijntekening • ontwerper • illustrator