illustrator and animator

Jill Heesbeen (1998) is an illustrator and occasional animator. She has graduated with honors from St. Joost School of art and Design in 2021, and has been freelancing as an editorial and children’s book illustrator since.

Jill has a fresh, colorful, graphic yet playful illustration style, and enjoys raising socially relevant topics with her work. With effective metaphors, combinations, or visual jokes, she translates words to images, making conceptual, character based illustrations. Because of the humor she often uses, her work is suitable for young and adult audiences.

She has worked with a variety of clients, including The Washington Post, VICE, Teen Vogue, De Volkskrant, De Morgen, Trouw, Kunstloc Brabant, and Volt children’s books. Jill has been selected for the Playgrounds Next Talent Program.

Read more about our Next Talent Program of 2024 here.