Gabi Berkers

Dutch freelance Illustrator and Designer

MFAVN student

Drawing is my favorite way to pass time and collect my thoughts. No matter where I do it – my quiet study or a busy cafe – making illustrations brings me joy and new discoveries about feelings and thoughts I can’t find in other ways.

I started my own company as a freelancer. I’ve been working for different companies creating motion graphics, illustrations, graphic design, storyboards, and presentations. However, after four years I discovered my heart wasn’t purely into animation and graphic design. Instead I found joy in drawing and painting in my spare time, experimenting with different materials and with styles while trying to share a story, a feeling.

I hadn’t considered leaving Amsterdam and living abroad much until I visited New York and found the School of Visual Arts. I’m very happy with taking that risk now.

After the program I want to step into the professional field with a better understanding of what makes me unique as an artist and use this to start my career as an illustrator and graphic novelist.

Her mentor is Benjamin Schipper.

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