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.

Photo by Maan Limburg

selected accolades

2016 - Winner My Creative Tale, Adobe
2017 - Nominated Boekieboekie Start Award
2019 - Nominated Procreate Art Prize

selected clients

Dua Lipa

Facebook Messenger

The Washington Post

Centre Pompidou


DPG Media



Blossom Books

Anorak Studio

de Effenaar


2015 - 2016 Master of Animation

AKV St. Joost Breda, the Netherlands

2011 - 2015 Bachelor of Design (Illustration)

AKV St. Joost Breda, the Netherlands

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