illustration & design


Idris van Heffen

illustrator
art director

‘Describing a fellow creative and good friend’s work is one of most difficult things to do. Jokingly I'd say that Idris is the love child of Dick Bruna & Charley Harper and that wouldn't be far from the mark in describing his work and ethics. Influenced by his “parents” he is walking the path of playful simplicity, trying to find an universal language in his work without losing craftsmanship and refinement. Everything is meticulously placed and arranged so it has function and maintains its own aesthetic worth. All these traits make him an amazing creative spirit to watch or work with.’

- Simon Buijs (bobbypola)





commitment
I’m a proud member of 1% For The Planet and commit at least 1% of my earnings annually to environmental causes.

I believe even the smallest of actions can help; attending a rally, offering your expertise for free, buying local, spending on products you believe in.

However insignificant it may seem, everything will add up in the end.

onepercentfortheplanet.org




selected clients (A-Z)
Alfredo Gonzales
CitizenM
DFNS
Eneco
ING
JOGG



Koninklijke Bibliotheek
Mercedez-Benz Daimler
Minddistrict
Nike
Picnic
Rijkswaterstaat



University of Groningen
Soho House Amsterdam
Start Foundation
Squla
Trouw
Wageningen University
education
2004 - 2008
Bachelor in Design (BA) Mayor: Illustration      Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2010 - 2011
Master in Animation (MA)
St. Joost Academie
Breda, Netherlands