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Well hello there

My name is Sofie kenens, i'm an illustrator and dreamer extraordinaire, based in Beringen (Belgium). I love to create illustrations that put a smile on your face. 

As a little girl, I travelled to Neverland with Peter Pan, had some very creepy encounters on Paul van Loon's "Horror Bus" and went on great adventures with Roald Dahl. Always daydreaming and drawing, it was no surprise that I choose to study art. I graduated with a master's degree in graphic design and illustration in 2009.

After working as a graphic designer and fashion designer for babywear for a while, I decided to chase my dream and started working on my own as a professional freelance illustrator. 

As an illustrator I specialise in the children's publishing industry. Since 2011, I have been creating illustrations for children's books, educational projects, magazines, stickers, puzzles, ... I have had the privilege to work on some wonderfull projects with clients from all over the world.

I love: early mornings, coffee dates by our little pond, snow, crytozoologic legends (bigfoot is out there), onesies, christmas, anything fluffy (explains our pack of furry animals) and making big travel plans (another roadtrip adventure awaits!) ... Ooh and did i mention christmas?  

CLIENTS

I have had the privilege to work on some wonderfull projects with clients like Langue au chat (BE), Milan Editions (FR), Editions Lito (FR), Cottage door press (USA), Averbode/editions erasme (BE), ravensburger (FR), Delubas (NL), Auzou editions (FR), Hemma editions (BE), Ballon Media (BE), Plantyn (BE), ZNU (NL), Fleurus editions (FR), Malmberg (NL), ...

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

to be released ...
- Dragons 45pcs // Ravensburger - Nathan // PUZZLE
- écoute et rêve; histoires courtes et amusantes // editions lito // COLLECTIVE 
- La légende de saint nicolas // auzou editions //
POPUP BOOK
- ma crèche à monter // langue au chat // ACTIVITY BOOK: make and play

2017
- le cadeau // langue au chat // PICTURE BOOK

2016
- Blanche-Neige et les sept nains // editions milan // ACTIVITY BOOK: stickers & story
Histoires pour s'habiller // fleurus editions // COLLECTIVE
- Ma boite a gommettes: Princesses scintillantes (stickers) // lito editions // STICKER BOX
- Je prépare mon anniversaire de princesses // fleurus editions // ACTIVITY BOOK: make and send
- Carte du monde // ravensburger - Nathan //  PUZZLE
- Odile fait sa difficile // Éditions Érasme // PICTURE BOOK
- Cherche et trouve pour les bébés: les chiffres // fleurus editions // (translated in portugese, castillian & catalan spanish) //  COLLECTIVE
- The safety bugs say, i can do it // cottage door press // BOARD BOOK

2015
- Petit cameleon en voit de toutes les couleurs // Auzou editions // TOUCH AND FEEL BOOK
- Pasen plak en speel // Ballon Media // ACTIVITY BOOK
- Billy the Monkey, or the Prince of the Amazon // Auzou editions // PICTURE BOOK

2014
- 100 histoires dans la forêt enchantée // Hemma editions // COLLECTIVE
- Sami le ouistiti, prince d'amazonie // Auzou editions // (translated in english , estonian & chinese) //  PICTURE BOOK
- Mijn eerste paasfeest // Ballon Media // ACTIVITY BOOK
- Nieuwsgierige Nina // Ballon Media //  PICTURE BOOK