Aniek Bartels (Blaricum 1989) is an illustrator & designer based in the Netherlands.
She has a Bachelor of Design in Illustration from Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam.
Aniek believes our daily lives could use much more cheer, ease and fun, which is evident in her work.
The primary aim of her designs is to positively inspire people to be more playful.
This playfulness is present in every idea, drawing and final work that comes out of Aniek’s little studio:
there’s no need to be serious all the time! She loves to use her illustrations in a commercial
way and connect them to a cool brand or incorporate her work in a product.

BA Illustration, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, 2010 – 2014
Graphic design, Grafisch Lyceum, Utrecht, 2006 – 2009

Cloudfactory, Amsterdam, 2013
HEMA, Amsterdam, 2013
Conquista, Amsterdam, 2009
Today Designers, Utrecht, 2009

2015 | Publication Uppercase New Talent issue 27
2015 | Publication Boekie-Boekie magazine Nummer 79
2015 | Publication Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender
2015 | Root Expositions, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2014 | Solo exposition, Coffee Company, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2014 | Pop-up exposition Platform 1.1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2014 | WDKA Graduation expo, Mini-Mall, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2014 | Solo exposition, &en& store, Den Haag, The Netherlands
2014 | Opening Mixtup studios exposition, Mixtup, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2013 | Workshop making stamps for HEMA, Tinadag, Wassenaar, The Netherlands
2013 | Lekker Vies, Blaak 10 Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2012 | Holy Pop Up Shop, Leyp store, Rotterdam The Netherlands
2012 | Solo exposition – Festival Met Hart en Ziel, Bunnik, The Nertherlands

Nomination Henri Winkelman Award 2015
Nomination Boekie-Boekie stArt Award 2015 (Top 10)
Invitation for nomination Illustrative Berlin 2014
Nomination Drempelprijs 2014 Social Practice

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