Madli Silm

Madli Silm - Designer

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Professional Illustrator with great passion for visual storytelling and feminine nature inspired illustrations

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Overview

Hello there! I am Madli - nature lover, dedicated yogi and most of all passionate Illustrator based in the Netherlands. Over the last years I’ve been working as a freelance illustrator with clients around the world on a wide range of projects - from animations and advertisements to book illustrations and private commissions.

I am very result driven and love to pay attention to details! It’s always very important to me do deliver my best work and not settle with anything less. I can work in variety of styles and I'm always up for new challenging projects, so don't hesitate to get in touch and let's find out what I could do for you! :)

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Testimonials from my recent clients
Maurice Tromp:
“Working with Madli is such a delight! She is very creative, very result driven, and extremely hard working. The end result is the best you can get and then some. And as a person, such a wonderful person!”

Robin Albersen:
“Working with Madli is a great pleasure, the communication is very nice and she understands perfectly what my wishes were for an illustration. The speed of delivering is amazing, and the quality of the work is out of this world. I am a great fan of her work and will definitely recommend her in my network. Great work!!”
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Health & wellbeing
Home & Garden
Inspirational
Nature
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Romance
Young Adult

Work experience

Freelance Illustrator

Self-employed
July, 2017 – Present (about 3 years)

Over the last years I’ve been self-employed working with clients around the world on a wide range of projects - from animations and book illustrations to advertisements and private commissions. My illustration styles can vary from realistic pencil drawings to conceptual digital paintings. Working as a freelancer has been a great opportunity for me to expand my comfort zone and has taught me wide sets of skills - how to run a business, communicate well with clients and manage larger scale projects. Being very passionate about drawing and illustrating, I consider myself very lucky to have been able to turn my passion into a full time career.

Illustrator

PlusOne Amsterdam
November, 2016 – June, 2017 (7 months)

For 6 months I worked in PlusOne Amsterdam on a big animation project creating character designs, backgrounds and concept art for a 3D animation.

Portfolio (1 selected work)

The Dream Traveler

Robert D'Antonio

College freshman Ben Weaver is still grieving the death of his father. He’s also one of few people in the world who has learned to control his dreams. When he begins to see a young woman during his lucid dreaming, he believes she’s just another figment of his imagination—his “dream girl.” When Ben realizes that Autumn Reed exists in the real world, and that she’s in grave danger, he embarks on... read more

College freshman Ben Weaver is still grieving the death of his father. He’s also one of few people in the world who has learned to control his dreams. When he begins to see a young woman during his lucid dreaming, he believes she’s just another figment of his imagination—his “dream girl.” When Ben realizes that Autumn Reed exists in the real world, and that she’s in grave danger, he embarks on... read more

Madli has 3 reviews

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Maria-Victoria Solstrand
Madli is an exceptionally talented artist and a professional with the highest standards of excellence. She produced an exquisite book cover for me and she will - without hesitation - be my first choice on all future illustration projects. Madli is a lovely person and a pure delight to work with. I give her my highest recommendation.

Maria-Victoria Solstrand, May 2020


Kirsten Beverley-Waters
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Madli or her work. Her ability to hone in on the smallest details and capture the energy of the work is impeccable. She is professional, responsive, and the best artist and illustrator I’ve ever worked with on a project. She is someone I will continue to utilize for many projects to come!

Kirsten Beverley-Waters, February 2020


Robert D'Antonio
Madli was great to work with. She was very responsive and had great input as well to my project. She was very focused on understanding what I wanted and delivery that. Most importantly she is an amazing artist and did a fantastic job with my book cover!

Robert D'Antonio, October 2019

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