About me

Hi there! I'm Roozeboos, or Anne Roos Kleiss as you might know me in daily life. I am an illustrator from the Netherlands who likes to look for the poetry in the world around her. My work can be described as playful, detailed, full of color and carefully balancing between sentiment and humor. I am inspired by little unexpected moments of kindness, observational drawings, nature and my own childhood memories. This last source of inspiration is reflected in the name I use to sign my drawings, 'Roozeboos' (pronounced: rose-a-bose), the way my family called me when I was still a little creature.

In 2017 I graduated from a Bachelor in Illustration at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and in February 2020 I finished an MA in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. I love coffee, digging for second hand treasures, wrapping presents and singing in the shower.

I have worked with companies such as Loopvis, Villa Zebra, Pearle, Duizel in het Park and Oerol. In Spring 2021 my first author-illustrated picture book will be out with Child's Play as well as a non-fiction book I'm illustrating with Blossom Books.

 Picture by Goed Folk 


The Illustrator's Exhibtion
Bologna Children's Book Fair, Bologna, 2020

MA Children's Book Illustration Degree Show
Candid Arts Trust, London, 2020​

Illustration and print fair

Market square, Cambridge, 2019

AOI World Illustration Awards
Somerset House, London, 2019

De Toekomstkalender
Villa Zebra, Rotterdam, 2019

Duizel in het Park, Rotterdam, 2018 

Terschelling, 2018

Dag van het Kasteel
Landgoed Dorrepaal, Leidschendam, 2018

The Window Show

Haarlemmerdijk, Amsterdam, 2018

Cross Comix

Schouwburg Rotterdam, Rotterdam, 2017

Graduation Show

Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam ,2017

Unloop: Through The Wall

MONO, Rotterdam, 2017

BoekieBoekie Start Award

Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Bologna, 2017

Take A Stand

Aleidisstraat Atelier, Rotterdam, 2016

Terschelling 2016

Peep Show

Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam, 2015


Master Children's Book Illustration
Cambridge School of Art, Cambridge

2018 - now

Bachelor Illustration

Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam

2013 - 2017

Preporatory course Art & Design

ArtEZ, Arnhem 2012 - 2013


Stedelijk Gymnasium Arnhem, Arnhem

2007 - 2013


Illustration- and design internship
Gretas Schwester, Berlin 2016

Nominations and awards

AOI World Illustration Awards 2020
Category: Alternative Publishing

Design a Book Jacket Competition 2020
Stratford Literary Festival

Selected for the Illustrators Exhibition 2020

Bologna Children's Book Fair

Highly Commended
AOI World Illustration Awards 2019

Category: Experimental

Pre-selection ILLUSTRARTE 2018

Boekie Boekie Start Award 2017
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