Oona - 1985 in Haarlem, The Netherlands

As the child of an Italian father and a Dutch mother, Oona has been confronted with different cultural references and mentality from a very early age. Whilst growing up in the Netherlands Oona graduated from the Artemis academy in 2007 to initially become a fashion designer. Yet once he discovered that his collections mostly contained of illustrated moodboards he changed his perspective to become a successful illustrator. Today he combines the vibrant shades and organic lines from possibly his Italian background with the (may we say, Dutch) simplicity of working with pen and water colour.