I am Janneke Ursem, a Dutch designer born in Leeuwarden in 1983.
I was trained as a Graphic and Audio Visual Designer and received my degree at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam.
I developed my illustration skills while working with one of my sisters, Lotte. We presented ourselves as de Krantenkapper and designed quite a large selection of stationery. Along the way I picked up screen-printing again.
To challenge myself I decided to design a repeat that I could print manually. This led to a first collection of six patterns I could print by hand. While designing repeating patterns for wallpaper I discovered an entire different world, the world of surface pattern design. To narrow the vast world of pattern design down, I'd like to call myself an adventure designer, I am an illustrator who creates patterns featuring tents, camping and a lot of the outdoors. Something I take from childhood memories.

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