Caroline Houthuyse is a freelance illustrator based in Beetsterzwaag, Nederlands, who specializes in character design and storyboards.

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From my earliest memories I see myself drawing. The educational paths I followed are all related to drawing. In image making, I have fun—I like to make crazy playful, characters with humor and happy vibes. My style is playful and quirky. What I like about characters is their expression and diversity . You can make them be anything you can't in real life. I have a brain, full of fantastic images and ideas. I love combining different materials. I love to learn and regularly attend different illustration courses—it is much fun, very inspiring, and nice to meet new colleagues. I like to think with my clients—how can I enhance your concept with my images. I have experience in illustrating art events, stories, course materials, gift cards, birthday cards, and wedding invitations.


  • Kosmos publishers
  • Tirion publishers
  • Deventer tourist office
  • Inkipinki puppet show
  • Roemar coffee and tea
  • Color are you


Who is your favorite cartoon character?
Guust Flater, drawn by André Franquin, is my favorite cartoon character. He looks so funny and is delightfully silly. 

What storybook do you remember from your childhood?
The coolest illustrated children's book I found as a child was Floddertje, drawn by Fiep Westerdorp. A messy kid brought to life in a super funny drawing style. I still think they are great illustrations. 

What is your super power?
My superpower is humor, thinking outside the box, and creating colorful illustrations with a wink.

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