Conceptual illustration & more serious fun

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Conceptual illustration, with graphic simplicity and a stroke of wit. Unlimited scope: from serious business to serious fun, encompassing everything from children’s projects to corporate commissions. My techniques range from traditional drawing to totally digital, and nearly everything in between. Whenever time allows I create my own Ron Art: drawings, paintings and 3D objects.

About Ron…

     I’m a Dutch, Amsterdam-based illustrator.
     I create visually clever, humorous and conceptual illustrations for national and
     international clients.
     I’ve worked for big names, small names. From children’s
     projects to corporate assignments.
     And most importantly, I work for the fun of it.

I come from an illustration background. My father, Huub Slabbers (1910-2002), was a multi-tasking artist:
an illustrator, professional photographer, writer, poet and painter.

The last ten years of my father’s life, starting from 1991 at the age of 82, he worked as probably the world’s oldest computer artist.

After escaping school at the age of 17, I was my father’s assistant for several years and that’s when I learned the basic tricks of the trade. 
At the same time I attended art school (Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam).When I was 19, my work was first published by the most
trendy Dutch lifestyle magazine of the time (‘Avenue’) and from then onwards, I was soon noticed by a bigger professional audience.
I’ve worked in many disciplines: advertising, publishing, puppet and set design for television,  animation, furniture accessories,
toy design and packaging design.

I was first introduced to graphic computers in 1983 and I am proud to have had  an Adobe Photoshop training certificate since 1993.
(Don’t worry, I’ve updated my hardware and software since then.)
In 1988 I was responsible for designing the very first computer-generated television commercial
on Dutch tv.
My work has taken me to London, Paris, Berlin, New York and Shanghai.

The occupation of illustrator is a rather solitary one, but I am lucky to be surrounded by a team of Friends and Specialists from many disciplines
who never let me feel alone: My wife Marja, Sparring Partner and Muse! My Copywriter, (Graphic) Designers, WordPress and SEO Specialist,
my Animator Friends and even my own Apple Certified Technician.

Illustration as a way of life!


Awards and acknowledgements include:
Communication Arts,

Applied Arts (Canada)
Creative Quarterly,
Global Corporate Identity,
3 Dimensional AD awards show,
European Illustration,
Dutch Illustrators Club (NIC),
ADCN (Art Directors Club Netherlands).

Dutch Furniture Awards,
International Monitor Awards,

Ronald Slabbers, about Ron pictogram

Ronald Slabbers is 
a member of the