Born On March 4th, 1948, at Strängnäs, Sweden, by Dutch parents
Nationality Swedish since 1965
Residence Lagmansvägen 13, S-194 44 Upplands Väsby since 1975
Telephone +46 (0)704 33 99 97, residence: +46 (0)8 590 320 10
Web site www.verasverk.se www.verasverk.nu
Illustrator and authorized guide of Stockholm. Proven social and problem solving skills. Highly creative.
I do a lot of travelling, as I am very interested in learning and understanding differences and similarities in human thinking and behaviour. Take great pleasure in all social contacts.
Two mother tongues (Dutch and Swedish) and cosmopolitan perspective.
Free lance since 1976. From 1995 under the name Veras Verk.
Initially working with graphic design and illustration I switched to full-time illustration in 1985.
In 2004 I started working part time (summer season) as guide of Stockholm. Guiding in Dutch, French, English, Swedish.
Scientific illustration university level and illustration for ordinary school material. Children's books. Editorial work, thus taking care of the entire production of printed educational materials (school books, especially languages) giving me full quality control. >> http://www.verasverk.se
Working as an authorized guide during the summer season. Specialized in French and Dutch. Also guiding in English and Italian.
Special fields of interest: linguistics, art, architecture, history.
Publisher's reader of children's books (Dutch) since 1988.
• Graphic design and illustration at Pogo Production (editor of school material) 1977.
• Teaching at L'Association pour le développement des échanges franco-suédois 1972-1974: Swedish and French. Other educational Associations, 1974: Dutch. Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan 2003: Dutch.
Speak, write and understand: fluent Swedish, fluent French, fluent Dutch, fluent English,
very good Italian, good German (working knowledge), Spanish (read and understand)
1967-1971, Bachelor of Arts (French; Dutch; history of art; political science),
1973-1976, Beckmans School of Design: publicity, graphic design, illustration , art and copy.
1992-1995, Italian studies 105p.
Computer knowledge: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Joomla, Word.
2003-2004, Stockholm Visitors Board: authorization as guide of Stockholm.
Member of the Association of Swedish Illustrators (union organization) since 1978: board member (1978-81) and leader of section of educational illustrators (1997-2000).
Board member of Associazione Italo-Svedese Il Ponte 2007-2015.