zondag 16 december 2012

zaterdag 17 november 2012

Best Forgotten Word Ever : Tittynope

The forlorn word tittynope is not being used as much as I would like and it needs some love and attention.
Tittynope refers to a small quantity of anything leftover mostly relating to food. (I hate that tittynope of biscuits in the bottom of my tea mug)

This is a very simple and short stopmotion explaining its meaning by the use of typography.

some stills

My Little Dress Up - Sneak Preview

Something new and exciting in the making for the children's clothing label My Little Dress Up
More to come later..

woensdag 10 oktober 2012

For the Love of Whales

This was a project where the assignment was to work with in the restrictions of a heart shape and a circle shape
My piece was about over fishing and consumption of whales

woensdag 25 juli 2012

vrijdag 6 juli 2012


Todays ideas illustrated : DNA Mapping of Alzheimer's Patients Gives Deep Dive View

I took it quite litteral and decided to create a fictional Alzheimer Map

Read the rest of the article here 

maandag 2 juli 2012

dinsdag 26 juni 2012

An Idea a day - Watermelons, sausages and James Joyce

This time I made an illustration for this article, about the greatness of the novel Ulysses by James Joyce and how everyone should try to read it this summer by the pool.


zondag 24 juni 2012

An Idea a Day - Little Telescope

An other illustration for Ideas Illustrated

This time about a small telescope, no bigger nor more powerful than a high-end digital camera, has helped researchers discover two new planets. Read the article here.


Asthma Trust Commercial

A while back I was asked to create 30 images for the Dutch Asthma Trust, these images were used as props in a national tv commercial.
The commercial talks about the history of the Asthma Trust and their goals for the future like banning smoking on school grounds.
Its quite exciting to see your drawings as big as the people in the tv spot although normally I would have chosen different colours but I had to stick to the colour pallet of the Asthma Trust.

Have a look!

Here are some stills

Some of the images

zaterdag 23 juni 2012

More new ideas

Since my last blog post I did some more drawings for Ideas Illustrated! Perfume designer Geza Schoen and fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld have created a scent that smells like “freshly-printed books”.  I chose book titles that could very well be names for parfumes. (some of them already are)
Read more about it here.

How gossip can be a virtue. Read the article here.

Ideas illustrated

The last 2 weeks I have been an intern at the design agency YCN's studio, a very inspiring and exciting place to work!
I have mostly been doing illustrations for their Ideas Illustrated blog where an interesting idea is posted daily. I get one day to work on each piece of work which is very challenging but a good exercise for me to work quickly and develop concepts in a short time period.

Here are a few of my favorites (you can see them all on the ideas illustrated blog)
Make sure you check out YCNs latest edition of Ideas Illustrated magazine, its packed with interesting ideas and beautiful illustrations.

An eye mask that helps trigger lucid dreams. Read the article here.

Why the British don't have 50 word for rain like the Inuit. Read the article here.

zondag 17 juni 2012


Since successfully finishing my first year at Kingston University I was lucky enough to get an summer internship at the London based creative studio & agency YCN.
I will be working at their studio for the next month on various projects, one of which is making illustrations for their Ideas Illustrated blog  where each day an interesting idea is posted.

Here a welcome post from YCN on their talent blog!

Fresh from the press

Here is me enjoying a cup of coffee and reading Pressing News! 

maandag 30 april 2012

Pressing News

This is one of my latest projects I have been working on, creating my own fictional newspaper.
I have been replacing the pictures with my own lino prints.
Lots of fun collecting crazy news articles!

This is an article about a chill out tent in the West End where night cats can drink a cup of coffee before going home

Cannibals having a little dinner party

Horses getting injured and put down

Swaziland protesters

An elk that ate so much fermented fruit it got stuck in a tree

dinsdag 24 april 2012

Liliyang Accessories

Recently I had the pleasure to work with the team from the accessory label Liliyang  for their new campaign.
This is where I met Nathalie who has a blog called No No Coco and she  posted a really nice piece about me on her blog!

Other exciting news, the next fews weeks I will be working on a one of a kind piece for Liliyang where I will get to draw on one of their leather bags and card holders.
At the moment I have been doing research on what the best technique is to paint on leather which can be quite tricky but I am very much looking forward to this collaboration.

Have a look at Nathalie's blog here

zondag 18 maart 2012

woensdag 29 februari 2012

One Minute Portrait

This hasn't much to do with illustration instead it is a video portrait of me.
Shot by the very talented photographer and film maker Dennis Swiatkowski (check his website here)
I love the moody colours and having beautiful London in the background.

ONE MINUTE - ASSA ARIYOSHI from Dennis Swiatkowski on Vimeo.

Washing machine

This is a lino print I made in line of my 'Laundry' project.
This is a more abstract view of a laundrette where I've shown different washing machine parts.

dinsdag 14 februari 2012


This is a portrait I made for my dad and his fiance who are getting married this week 
Next to liking each other they like birds too
Happy valentimes!