Coen Hamelink
Illustration, Castricum Noord-Holland Netherlands
 
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Contact details
Amsterdam area. The Netherlands
Mail me at: coen@coenmeteenc.nl
Tel: +31 628267982
Brief Summary
Hi, my name is Coen Hamelink, Dutch illustrator living near Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

I grew up close to the quiet beaches in Zeeland, the south of Holland. Since I was a little boy I have drawn, acted all kinds of different characters and stories and played music. And up until this day I have never stopped doing this. I guess it’s something I just have to do to be happy.

I’m always creating new ideas, associating and connecting thoughts, playing around and trying new things. Regularly, I’m throwing myself into the deep to find fresh inspiration and to face a new challenge I can learn from.

Whatever I create, I want to put in all my heart. To me, art needs to have a living soul that inspires people, touches their hearts and maybe even gets them closer to who they really are.

I love fresh jus d’orange, making swinging music on my trumpet, reading children’s books, watching animations, visiting an old circus or theatre play and wandering in (and being amazed about the wonders of) nature.
Clients
Compass Media
CJ Educations
Benchmark
Top That
MacMillan
Benchmark
Malmberg
Van In
Aardman Studios
ProRail
Ka Ching Cartoons
Blue Caterpillar
MM Recht
Rivke van der Lugt coaching
Studio Zoetekauw
In 60 Seconds
Awards and Recognition
- Three of my works are selected for ‘200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 09/10′ by an international jury and Luerzer’s Archive, that is published in 35 countries worldwide, July 2009.

– London Showcase 100 illustration exhibition 2014/2015

– New York 3×3 Magazine International picture book show – published worldwide late 2014/2015
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