Sylvia Weve

Sylvia Weve is a freelance illustrator based in Amsterdam who works for newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, theatre and television. But primarily she makes children’s books. She studied graphic design at the Academy of Art & Design in Arnhem. For seven years, she also taught illustrative design at the same academy.
Sylvia’s work has won three Flag and Pennant and two Silver Paintbrush awards. In 2013 she received a Golden Paintbrush for Scram! I’m Not Your Gran! (with text by Bette Westera). She also won the Professor Pi Prize from the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts and the 2014 Woutertje Pieterse Prize. In 2018 she was nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.