ADC Awards

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Bodil Jane


Bodil Jane

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bodil Jane has garnered a following for illustrating detailed, colorful windows into the worlds of women everywhere.

The illustrator’s work is often female-focused, featuring characters that are approachable. Viewers even comment that they see themselves in her work, the way you’d recognize an old friend. Around these characters, Bodil builds a delicate level of detail through ornaments. It’s a characteristic she puts down to her love of collecting, regularly visiting busy environments such as flea markets or botanical gardens for inspiration. She then layers these details carefully, portraying the personality of the character at hand. This technique is applied in multiple ways, whether it can be the carpet pattern chosen in their bedroom to the cut of their jeans.

Each of the elements are illustrated in a part analogue, part digital style. She’s honed a handmade, homely and warm aesthetic instantly recognizable with her name.

Bodil currently lives in her hometown of Amsterdam following a stint of living in Rotterdam while studying at the Willem de Kooning Academy. The illustrator works from a small mezzanine studio in Amsterdam-West, at a ten minute bike ride from her home it’s one of Bodil’s favorite parts of the city.




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