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Picture by Kirsten van Niekerk

Roozeboos, or Anne Roos Kleiss as you might know her in daily life, tries to look at the world with a childlike curiosity. Something that is reflected in her artist name, which was her nickname as a kid. Her work is playful, filled with color and tells stories even through its smallest details. She loves to capture what she sees around her in her sketchbook and this brings her inspiration from unexpected places. Diversity, nature, emotions, community and 'kleingeluk' (literally translated to 'small happines') are themes that can often be found in her drawings. In 2017 she graduated from a Bachelor in Illustration at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and in February 2020 she finished an MA in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. 

Clients include: Scholastic, Rotterdampas, Querido, VOLT, Child's Play, KONGSI, Children's Museum Villa Zebra, Oerol Festival,

Der Passagier Magazine, Blossom Books and Highlight Children's Magazine

Roozeboos mostly works on children's books, editorial illustrations and advertisement projects, but she is also open to think together about any other idea you might have! She also loves to give workshops and make art together with children or grown up children of ages from 1 to 100.


Instagram: @roozeboos
Behance: @Roozeboos

For children's book inquiries in North America you can contact her agent Christy from the CAT Agency via


Journey from the Heart, Illustrators around the world,

Ministry of Culture, Taichung, 2023

Wonderlijk Delfshaven Festival,

Rotterdam, 2023

Now and Then, Illustrators around the world,

Ministry of Culture, Taichung, 2022

Picturehooks Festival of Illustration

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh, 2021

The Illustrator's Exhibition, Bologna Book Fair,

Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, China, Taiwan

2020 - 2022

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

AOI World Illustration Awards
Somerset House, London, 2019

De Toekomstkalender
Villa Zebra, Rotterdam, 2019

Solo Expo Tijdduizelen
Duizel in het Park, Rotterdam, 2018 

Terschelling, 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


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

2018 - 2020

Bachelor Illustration

Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam

2013 - 2017

Preporatory course Art & Design

ArtEZ, Arnhem 2012 - 2013



Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition 2023

Selected for the Original Art Exhibition
Society of Illustrators, 2023

BOIT International Illustration Contest 2023


From Seed to Table competition 2020

Picture Hooks


Yoto Carnegie Medal for Illustration 2023


Klaus Flugge Prize 2022

3rd Place
Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition 2021

Higly Commended

MacMillan Prize for IIllustration 2021


AOI World Illustration Awards 2020
Category: Alternative Publishing

Second Prize
Templar Illustration and Design Awards 2020
Category: Fiction

Second Prize
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


Guest lecturer
Willem de Kooning, Illustration department

2020, 2021


Guest lecturer
ArtEZ, Illustration department


Leading various art workshops for children

Kinderatelier punt 5, Rotterdam


Leading various drawing workshops for children

Michaelschool, Rotterdam


Workshop 'Jezelf als kinderboeken personage'

Eiland atelier, Buitenplaats Brienenoord Rotterdam


Leading drawing workshops
Refugee Centre Rijswijk, Stichting de Vrolijkheid
2020 - 2021

Leading workshops at primary schools

SKVR & Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam

2021 - ongoing

Workshop Character Design

International School The Hague & Haags Montessori Lyceum

2021, 2023

Lecturer on Children's illustration
Thomas More Hogeschool, Rotterdam


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