N vision


Nanette Hoogslag is an illustrator, graphic designer, researcher and educator.

After completing her degree in Graphic Design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, Nanette did an M.A. in illustration at the Royal College of Art in 1991. After graduation she returned to The Netherlands and here she started a successful illustration and design practice in Amsterdam. Her practice entailed a wide variety of design and illustration projects worldwide, but with her particular ability to visualise complex concepts, she developed a special interest in editorial illustration.

Not only as creator did this particular field of illustration interest her, as researcher she was fascinated by the rapid developments of new media publishing. This lead her to initiate and curate a media platform OOG (2004-2009), part of the online edition of De Volkskrant, one of the largest Dutch newspapers, exploring the potential of online illustration and set up the Visual Correspondent Foundation. She completed a PhD research (AHRC funded) on the role of illustration in print and new media at the Royal College of Art and the University of Sussex (2015).

As an educator, over the years Nanette has been teaching at various Dutch art colleges. Her specialty is the development of concept and visualisation, the particular approach New Media illustration, as well as illustration in general. Nanette presents lectures and workshops, particularly around her research interests: Translating the complex ideas around new media and image into practical inquisitive workshops or modules for Higher Education students.  Nanette has consulted for curriculum development of the courses in illustration and animation, for the AVANS Hogeschool, St Joost in Breda, The Netherlands.  Currently she is the Course BA (Hons) Illustration and Animation at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

Nanette lives and workes in Brighton, UK.