Aad Goudappel lives and works in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) as a freelance illustrator. He translates complex ideas and abstract themes into clear and powerful images. Aad creates illustrations that at first glance seem very simple. His distinctive style is characterized by the use of flat areas of color and the complete absence of lines. On closer look the mildly alienating images often contain multiple intellectual or emotional layers. This approach leads to works that are both timeless and contemporary. Aad graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), and in addition followed courses at Camberwell College of Art in London (UK) and the Art Institute in Boston (USA). He is commissioned by clients worldwide in virtually any field of his profession: editorial, institutional, book and corporate. His work received acknowledgement by the world leading competitions including medals from the Society of illustrators, 3x3, The World Illustration Award, The Art Directors Club and Red Dot.
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