deshein | unique Illustrations from Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, Georgia 2 Sales On Etsy since 2019


deshein | unique Illustrations from Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, Georgia | 2 Sales

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Hein van der Heijden

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Hein van der Heijden


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On Etsy since 2019

I have been illustrating since I was four years old. So I am one of those few lucky ones, I get to do now what I wanted to do when was a child. And never regretted that one moment in my life. It never gets boring, it never gets old. I wake up in the morning and never know what I end up with in the evening... Illustrating and designing is pure magic. ;)

While this shop is set up -for now- with exclusive limited prints, of course I do commissioned work. I am the creative gun for hire you want for anything designed and illustrated. See for more work and examples.

The name DESHEIN? It is pronounced "design" and DES-HEIN means that I made it. I totally agree, smart name. Thanks wifey! ;) <3

While I am illustrating I play my air guitar. Not just an air guitar, it is the Airneck® FM3K, with foot pedals and 5.8 GEP 2-way AirneckAmp® . You'll probably find those here on Etsy soon.
(I started making those because I constantly lost my imaginary guitar. Not that it became an expensive hobby... it was just annoying to not know where I put it.)

Other weird fact about me? I once had a video conference with a client during a big design project, pretending I was completely blind. With dark glasses and red /white kane. Looking slightly off camera, answering a million questions how I possibly could design being blind. They even bought the story I worked with a braille screen... :D

Biggest inspiration is our 6 year old daughter. I am not saying that because it sells work, I am saying that because I sit next to her when we illustrate everything and nothing and she teaches me to look again. It is amazing how much a professional illustrator "loses" during his career. Her view and approach is killer, on fleek every time, fresh and open. After 30+ years of illustrating you become compromised somewhat. I am seriously considering changing the name of my studio to Deshein & Daughter LLC.

Foo Fighters. Essential. (Emphasis on Fighters, Christopher Walken is right.)

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