Alette Straathof was born and raised in a small town in The Netherlands. She received a BFA in Illustration and minored in Gamification at the Willem de Kooning Academy in 2016.
Her illustrations are colourful, happy and are drawn in a naive style. Mixing different analogue materials such as watercolour, Indian ink and colour pencils, she creates playful paintings that make people smile and create a good vibe.
Alette works exclusively as a freelance illustrator and lives in Paris, France.
Shortlisted for the Little Rebels Award 2020 with ‘Now or Never - A Dunkirk Story’, written by Bali Rai, published by Scholastic.