About Illeke


Hi there, welcome!

My name is Ihlja Verouden, and I am an illustrator. Drawing is my big passion, I truly adore it. I love using pastel colours, polkadots, bows, tutu’s and stripes on my animals. All the animals that I draw are part of one big family; The Animalcabinet. Each little cute animal has his own name and I often need the help of you guys to find one that really fits. Join illeke.nl on Instagram or Facebook and you can help!

My name is my own, and so I decided I needed another name for my illustrations, and that is why I use Illeke, the pet name my mom gave me when I was young, and she still uses it today.

I draw with coloringpencils and pen. Everything is done by hand, and all the drawings are my own original designs.

I share my life with my two cats, Spruitje and Rupsje (‘Little Caterpillar’), and my loving boyfriend Robert. We live in an old house, built in 1907. I love the character of old things and our house is a collection of vintage and beautiful things.

My studio is located in the back of the garden, my favourite place, where I can spend hours and hours drawing. I have my cat Rupsje to keep me company, in her own chair, next to mine, purring and observing me.

There are currently over 140 different postcards designs available. They are not only nice to send, but also very decorative, ideal to frame in and hang on the wall. There are also residents in stuffed animals, made by my mother and me! Minicards, A6 postcards, A3 posters, XXL posters, pins,stickers, kids shirts, doll shirts, dollhouse posters and cushions, wrapping paper and I’m very proud of the new Blythe ‘Dollcuteness collection’ with unique mini fashion! With own prints and models! The Blythe dolls I customize myself. And you can follow them on my other Instagram account, @illeke_little_helpers. Go check them out!

If you have your own lovely shop, and you are interested to sell the illeke products, please contact me! World wide.

Questions, comments and/or compliments are all welcome! My phone number is +31 (0)681351515, or email me at info@illeke.nl

Thank you very much for your interest!

Love, Ihlja