Nienke Zijlstra is an attentive and passionate Visual Development Artist and Set Designer based out of Vlissingen, The Netherlands. She grew up surrounding herself with books about adventures, fairy tales and magic, which continue to inspire her today. Her work explores storytelling and design. Nienke uses concept, creativity and color to create more magic.
Nienke Zijlstra has been a professional artist since 2016, with a Bachelor of Design from University of Arts Utrecht, and years of self-taught disciplines. In 2018 she attended IDEA Academy in Rome to further develop her skills. She combines digital painting and 3D design to create effective, inspiring work.
She is currently working at Jora Vision as a Visual Artist and Theme Park Designer.
CLIENTS and PROJECTS
Jora Vision - Visual artist and Theme Park Designer (2019 - present)
Freelance artist 2016 - present
Aeonflex - Character design
Kiempunt - video editing, illustration and animation
Aletheia Study Association - logo design
Verkoopkracht - logo design
Franceina van Zalk, Brave New Books - Illustrations for the book ‘Fabels over leven, liefde en alles wat ertussen ligt’. (title translation: ‘Myths about life, love and everything in between.’)
Environment Concept Design - CGMA, taught by Aaron Limonick
Fundamentals of Architecture Design - CGMA, taught by Tyler Edlin
Fundamentals of Visual Development - IDEA Academy
Painting Drama - Oatley Academy, taught by Chris Oatley
Dream Machine - Oatley Academy, taught by Chris Oatley
Bachelor of Design with Honors - University of the Arts Utrecht
Art & Design
Expertise in Set Design, Prop Design and Environment Design
Digital painting and drawing.
Traditional medium expertise in gouache, charcoal, pencil drawing and sketching.
Color and light design, composition, and perspective.
Expertise in landscape drawing and painting.
Video editing and animation
Expert in Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere