About me

Hallo (Hi in Dutch) , I’m Els Decaluwe!
I make magical illustrations from home in my cozy apartment in Belgium.
I like to eat lots of comfort food and make comfort illustrations and animations. During my studies in animation at RITCS Brussels , I learned how to bring movement and life to illustrations and animations. Story was also an important element I learned and love to focus on. I got the chance to work with the prestigious company TED to make a couple of animated videos. In my illustration career I learned to look at details even more and also studied graphic design.  My illustrations have graced birth announcements, book covers , windows, posters and lots of different things. I also got the honor of winning the audience award of the prestigious illustration contest Picturale.
I love to combine everything I’ve learned from both animation and illustration and make (excuse me for the pun) ‘moving illustrations’ .

What can I do for you?

I like to help you tell your story through ‘moving’ illustrations. I can translate my style into : birth announcements, posters, spot illustrations, window illustrations, animation,…
Working together is important. So if your project needs some extra expertise : I work with inspiring creatives like sound designer Samuel Chan , musician Vincent Groos and communication expert Jasmien Decaluwe .

I’m always curious to hear about your ideas!
Please contact me if you have any questions. hello@elsdecaluwe.be (I speak Dutch, English some French and I can use google translate ; ) )