That’s me, Onno Knuvers. I love to illustrate , create new characters and worlds for them to inhabit.
After graduating art school I started working in an animation studio producing work for clients like Disney, Nelvana and Warner Bros. After the studio closed I decided to pursue a freelance career, which I’ve been doing happily for the last 11 years. It’s great; I get to work with a bunch of interesting clients and also I get to wear my favourite pyjamas all day if I want too.
Since then I have worked with clients on a wide variety of projects providing a range of illustration, character design and animation services. My work has been used for publishing, both in magazine editorials and children’s books, also for advertising and on product merchandise. While my self generated projects include limited edition products featuring my designs and collectable toys. Also my paintings and art have been exhibited around the world including the United States, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.
I was born in the Netherlands but grew up in New Zealand, where I spent a lot of time drawing, playing with Lego and watching classic 80′s Saturday morning cartoons. I currently live in Melbourne with my lovely wife and our invisible pet beagle.