Karin Spijker

Master Scientific Illustrator and Visual Artist

Schijndel, Netherlands
I want to improve my art, keep on learning and create products that inspire, educate and entertain.

Work Experience

The Art Of Karin Spijker

Master Scientific Illustrator and Visual Artist

Creating art work about nature, wild life and environment in versatile techniques
January 2017 - Present Schijndel, Netherlands

Draw & Digit

Photo Retoucher, Master Scientific Illustrator and Visual Artist

The owner of Draw & Digit and specialized in scientific (bio) medical illustration and animation, in both 2D and 3D digital methods. I work for scientific, biomedical and educational publications.

After my bachelor in Drawing, Painting and Textile Design at the Teacher Education in Nijmegen I started working at a photographic lab in Weesp and Amsterdam. In my years as a digital photo retouch professional there I produced countless image retouch assignments, anything related to stills. In 1995 I turned in my notice and continued with my independent retouch agency, Draw & Digit.

Later on my  interest went direction the scientific world. I graduated the Master Scientific Illustration in Maastricht in 2012. Afterwards I took an education on 3D Producer for stills and animation at CMM in Amsterdam.
January 1995 - January 2017 Netherlands

Image Imagination

Photo Retoucher

1994 - 1995 Amsterdam, Netherlands


Photo Retoucher

1990 - 1994 Weesp, Netherlands



Certified 3D Producer

I learned about 3D modeling, texturing, lightning, rendering, storyboard sketching and animation in 2D and 3D.
2012 - 2012 Amsterdam, Netherlands


Master Scientific Illustration

Medical, biomedical and Scientific Illustration. I made human and animal anatomical and medical illustrations in different techniques, by hand and digital. I did dissection and preparation. I attended medical operations in hospitals. I followed a workshop on facial reconstruction.
2003 - 2012 Maastricht, Netherlands

Teacher Education

Bachelor Drawing, Painting, Textile, Art History

traditional drawing, illustrating and painting in different techniques, model drawing, analog photography, textile, fashion, art history, teaching
1984 - 1990 Nijmegen, Netherlands


Dutch (Native),
English (Fluent),
Spanish (Advanced),
French (Conversational),
German (Conversational),


2D , 2D Art, 2D Graphics, 3d, 3D Graphics, 3D Modeling, 3D Visualization, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Anatomische Tekeningen, Anatomy, Animación, Animal Anatomy, Animaties, Animation, Art, Beeldbewerking, C4d , Cinema 4D, Corel Painter , Dibujar, Dibujos Anatómicos, Dibujos Científicos, Drawing, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Human Anatomy, Illustration, Ilustraciones, Ilustraciones MéDica, Ilustrador, Ilustradora, Image Manipulation, Medical Illustration, Medische Tekeningen, Painting, Photo Manipulation, Photography, Pintura, Retouching, Schetsen, Schilderen, Scientific Illustration, Scientific Visualization, Sketching, Tekenen, Visualizing, Wetenschappelijke Tekeningen,

About me

Master Scientific Illustrator and Visual Artist. Creating art work about nature, wild life and environment in versatile techniques.