Iris van den Akker is an illustrator, 2D animator, enthusiastic art collector and overall supporter of creative women. She works from her studio in an 1892 warehouse located next to the IJ in Amsterdam. She loves to surround herself with her creative friends, her collection of plants and wine on fridays.

Iris loves colorful, graphic images that take reality with a grain of salt. She is happiest when fiddling with color and dragging with shapes, until she is satisfied. She works mainly for ad agencies, magazines, animation studios and publishers, but has also created work for architecture festivals, international popstars, tiny house communities and design retreats.

Selected clients

Facebook Messenger

Dua Lipa

Centre Pompidou


DPG Media



Blossom Books

Anorak Studio

de Effenaar

selected accolades

2016 - Winner My Creative Tale, Adobe

2017 - Nominated Boekieboekie Start Award

2019 - Nominated Procreate Art Prize

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