All eyes on Meike

A couple of weeks ago I got an unusual request.

An educational institution asked me for a couple of sketches of a character that would depict three processes, namely Development, Planning and Evaluation of educational programs.

Nothing unusual about that.


However, they then asked me for something that is a big no go in ‘illustration land’…
someone else would turn my sketches into the final drawing!


I will let the final image speak for itself.
This kid’s got some skills… Meike is only seven years old!!!



ellen vesters illustrator utrecht

Creative mornings – part III

The video is here!



Thank you so much for having me, Creative Mornings!

I promise to deliver some new shizzleness (aka drawings) next week.


Creative mornings – part II

ellen vesters at creative mornings by phillip gangan

/// Photo by Phillip Gangan


Four weeks ago I gave in to the idea of doing a talk. In English.
Sold out venue.
75 People in the audience.

And you know what: I survived!

And like always when I succumb to doing things that scare the scheisse out of me…
I loved it.


ellen vesters at creative mornings by Артем Бедный

/// Photo by Артем Бедный


So. If you know of any event-needs-speaker adverts: count me in!


A lovely article was written by journalist Phillip Gangan.
(gosh, I keep reading that title: “Changing course: In pursuit of our true calling”)
And, in the next few weeks the video will go online.


For now you’ll have to do with my slides.
I must say that I have no idea why the first slide is looking this strange.
I blame Bowie.



Wow, you scrolled all the way down!
You are rewarded with a little post-creative-mornings-reflection