326 - Timo Kuilder

Timo Kuilder is an Amsterdam-based illustrator

Timo Kuilder is an Amsterdam-based illustrator that uses simple shapes to tell stories.

His creativity is fueled by nature and his own curiosity.

Some of his past clients include The New York Times, Vogue, and Google.

Twitter → twitter.com/timokuilder
Instagram → instagram.com/zwartekoffie

Inside Timo's Workspace

What is the most useful item in your workspace?

Boring answer: my desk. But I use my easel a lot, I can move it around through the space. Sometimes it even serves as a tripod when shooting something.

How do you spark creativity?

I don’t think it’s some ‘magic’ spark. Just sitting down, doing the work. I need rhythm and structure in my life, but that also helps with creating.

How do you manage work-life balance?

I’m pretty strict in not working weekends or nights. And a lot of times I leave the studio early to walk my dog in the park. I think my dog helps me, he will get annoyed if I do long stretches behind the computer and basically drag me outside.

What does your typical daily routine look like?

I don’t set an alarm. So I end up at my studio around 10.00. Making coffee first and cleaning the space a bit before sitting down and getting to work. I always try to end my day with either drawing something for myself or working on a painting. That way I leave with a good feeling and it’s a nice distraction from client work.
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