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Drip For Drip is the portfolio of commercial illustrator and designer Wijtze Valkema (1983). Graduated in 2005 and having completed internships at boutique design agencies and a record label in the Netherlands and USA, Wijtze jumped into a freelance career. Embracing editorial illustration as the majority of his work week, he is happy to provide the visual part of stories for newspapers, magazines and online media whilst still keeping his designer chops collaborating with agencies, brands and publishers on projects ranging from logos to murals to books to apparel to packaging and more.

Wijtze believes context and application come first. His work process focuses on the composition and making the illustration work well within the context of the final product, or have illustrations help build a graphic identity or design.

Hiring an freelancer is not just trading artwork for money, it's a collaboration between people, working together to make a product that's meant to be seen and experienced by people. Both the freelancer and the client get to hold the pencil in this process, a philosophy Wijtze wrote about in his blog Both Hands On The Pencil

His personal work often includes printing in some form, as it offers a tangible framework for otherwise flat, digital shapes. Wijtze is also an active cyclist and guitar picker.


Wijtze Valkema
Meppel, the Netherlands (CET)

T +31 (0)6 300 82 533

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Selected Clients


Algemeen Dagblad

Computer Arts


De Correspondent

Dag & Nacht Media

Evangelische Omroep

Selected Clients

Het Financieele Dagblad


Nieuw Amsterdam



Women's Health

The Week



Ape On The Moon


Creative Boom

Creative Digest



Illustration Age

Nineteen Seventy Three

Pretty Picture Club


Using Format