Tom van der Linden

Freelance Illustrator / Character Designer / Visual Designer

Utrecht, Netherlands
I like (collecting) music, travelling, swimming, history, culture, (collecting) books, reading, outdoor walking and drawing of course.

Work Experience

Tom Van Der Linden Illustrator

Freelance illustrator / Character designer

Freelance Illustrator / Character designer for animation, games and theme parks.
March 2017 - Utrecht, Netherlands

Leisure Expert Group

Lead Visual Designer

At Leisure Expert Group, I am responsible for creating artists impressions for new theme park rides, create elevations for buildings and storyboards for a variety of shows and experiences.
March 2016 - August 2016 Amsterdam, Netherlands


Junior Illustrator

At JoraVision, I was a visual designer for theme parks, zoos and other recreational leisure sites.
October 2013 - December 2015 Netherlands


CEO/Founder/Graphic designer/ Freelance Illustrator

From september 2012 until october 2013 I had a brief career as a freelance illustrator/graphic designer, designing logos, making character designs and creating illustrations for websites.
September 2012 - October 2013 Amersfoort, Netherlands

Paladin Studios

Full-time 2D Game Artist Intern

I did character design, interface design, did a little bit of art-direction, etc.
February 2011 - August 2011 The Hague, Netherlands

Paladin Studios

Part-time 2D Game artist

As a game artist, I did concept art, sketching, interface design. etc.
November 2011 - March 2012 The Hague, Netherlands


Utrecht School Of The Arts

Master of Arts in Creative Design for Digital Cultures

Here is where I studied Game Design and Development for 1 year and then switched to Game Art. Here is where I learned to work in teams, improved my traditional and digital drawing skills and developed my conceptual skills and grew as a designer.
September 2007 - September 2012 Utrecht, Netherlands

Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam

Multimedia designer, Major Animation & Games

Here is where I learned to work digitally with programs like Photoshop and Illustrator.
August 2004 - August 2007 Netherlands


English (Fluent),
Dutch (Native),


Global Game Jam

3rd Place Utrecht Global Game Jam



3ds Max, Character Design, Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop,