AGNES LOONSTRA

Freelance Illustrator and Animator. Singer-songwriter and Vocal Coach.

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BIOGRAPHY AGNES

Agnes Loonstra (1987) is a freelance illustrator currently living in Utrecht, the Netherlands. She has drawn for a large variety of clients since 2012 in her studio in ‘de Vechtclub XL’; a hotspot for designers in Utrecht.

Throughout her wide range of work – from editorial illustrations, birth announcement cards and murals to album covers, educational illustrations and animations – you will always be able to discern Agnes’ illustrations due to her recognizable distinctive cut-and-paste drawing style, using bold colour palettes ranging from happy and bright to dark and striking.

In an often light-hearted, yet at times serious, manner, Agnes likes to focus on all those things in life that making living worthwhile and shines a light on life’s little interactions we have with family, friends, pets and even strangers. You cannot help but wanting to jump into the scene and cuddle with a cat, drink a glass of wine or cycle past the canals of Amsterdam!

 

Besides her activities as an illustrator Agnes is also a musician. After her studies at the conservatory in Utrecht, she started working for music school ‘het Klooster’ as a singing teacher and a choir leader in 2008. She also sings in the nu-folk band ‘Wooden Soldiers’ and as a contra-alt in the ‘40s tribute act ‘Charmony’.

SELECTED CLIENTS:

Jamie Magazine, Flow Magazine, de Volkskrant, KLM, Qizini, Ouders van Nu, Charlie Magazine (BE), Noordhoff Uitgevers, Grannies Finest Magazine, Wendy Magazine, Het Parool, Hard//Hoofd en De Dakhaas.

EDUCATION:

2010- 2013: Avans St. Joost Den Bosch, Bachelor Illustration
2009-2010: Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, Master of Music
2005 –2009: Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, Bachelor vocals Jazz&Pop
2004-2005: Koninklijke Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten Den Haag, foundation year Graphic Design