Quick Overview

Animation

Concept, Design, Animation, Storyboards

Let’s get things moving! Watch the video for a quick overview of the broad range of different animation styles. For your story, I will design a dedicated visual language and style that connects with your audience.

Illustration

Storyboards, Concept Visuals, Strategy Visuals, Comics

Loose energetic storyboard sketches, carefully rendered character illustrations… whatever is needed to tell your story in an engaging way. Take a moment to browse through the slideshow to get glance of my illustration skills and styles.

Recent Work

Consolidated | Promo Video

Animation, Design, Storyboards

Consolidated is specialized in large-scale house roofing.  Their explainer video needed a restyle to modernize the look and feel. Commissioned by Production company Lukkien, I developed an animation in a visual style that combines fresh flat design and elegant thin lines with big & bold text elements.

Syndion | Comic

concept, illustration

SamenDigitaal: “Together Digital”. I created this comic for foundation Syndion’s quarterly staff news magazine. Syndion is an institution for mental healthcare. For their client’s magazine, I also regularly draw educational comics.

 

Bison | Commercial

Storyboards

Storyboard sketches created for Bison Moisture Absorbers commercial created by production company Lukkien. Having worked as visualizer for Lukkien, I created storyboards and visuals for a range of their clients, including Philips, Domino’s and Swiss Sense.

 

About Me

Arjan van der Linden Animator Illustrator Storyboard Artist

Arjan van der Linden

VISUAL STORYTELLING

Explainer animations, strategy visualizations, educational comics, commercial storyboards: they all tell a story.
Visual Storytelling is a the heart of what I create. Every story feels like a new  journey to discover the tone of voice, style and design that fits your story and your audience.We share the same goal: to immerse your audience in your world, your vision.

During the creation process, I keep an overview of the main story and regularly take a step back: is the message clear? How does this image fit in the flow of the story? Does it match the target audience? Sketch, write, build and correct, until all pieces of the puzzle connect together. I believe that text and image should create a synergy, where they mutually strengthen each other. I’m looking forward to visualize your story.

My Sketchbook

Figure Painting

To keep improving drawing and painting skills, I do a lot of figure sketching and painting. Every week, I attend a live figure painting session where we paint a couple of poses.

 

Thematic Figure Sketching

I like to join Schetssessie 2.0, once a month, sketching models in great, mostly self-made, fantasy costumes, along with nude figure sketching.

 

Digital Portraits

A selection of portraits created in Procreate on the iPad Pro. Thanks to Procreate’s process recording feature, I can show the creation process together with the final result.