Let’s spread joy and love

At Studio De Beer, craftsmanship and energy come together in colorful, vibrant illustrations and products that put a smile on your face. Everything is made by me, Manon de Beer. I am an illustrator and product designer from Amersfoort (NL). All my life I have been a creator, wanting to spread joy and love through my products and designs. I am very passionate about illustration and ceramics, both separate and combined, and I love sharing this passion with you!  

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Postcards and prints

From handmade illustrations

All postcards and prints by Studio de Beer are based on handmade illustrations. I make these using gouache, colored pencils, handmade stamps and/or crayons before digitalizing them. Most of the illustrations are inspired by daily situations and have animals as a main character, influenced by my personal fascination with birds, foxes and bears (what’s in a name, right? ;)). The illustrations are printed on 300 grams paper made from elephant’s grass, a giant type of grass grown sustainably in the Netherlands. 

Ceramics

Craftsmanship

* COMING SOON * 

Ceramic products by Studio de Beer are made in a three-step-process that ensure both craftsmanship and small mass production. First, I model, carve or digitally construct and 3D print the shape. Then I make a casting mold, which makes it possible to duplicate the model in relatively small amounts. Finally, each product is finished off by hand! 

Follow me on Instagram to keep up to date with my progress and to learn when the first products will be available.  @studiodebeer

More about my creative journey

Highlights:

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The story behind the illustration

Ukulele feast

In 2015, I spent seven months travelling around South-America. One of the things I liked most during those travels were the cozy evenings with people playing ukulele or guitar. It always felt magical! Near the end of my trip I found a ukulele-maker around the corner of my hostel and bought the one he was working on with the last bit of money I had. The ukulele travelled with me from Colombia to Cuba, and it made me feel like a travelling musician – even though I couldn’t yet play a tune. 

I still practice now and then – my playing has improved greatly since I learned that I need to tune the ukulele – and I hope one day I will have the nerve to play for other people at a real ukulele feast. In the meantime, I live vicariously through this happy fox playing “happy birthday” for all it’s loved ones!

Check out “Ukulele party” in the shop