Biography of Linde Faas, illustrator of the children's picture book "The Birthday Surprise" published by Clavis Publishing, New York.
Linde Faas (1985) grew up in an old house in Driebergen, which was a great source of inspiration for her. She drew the world around her, followed her imagination and lived in her own dream world. But she wanted to do more than just dream. So she went to the Art Academy in Breda to study animation. There Linde graduated cum laude in 2008 with her graduation film 'Volgens de Vogels' (According to Birds), which won several prizes and was shown at many international animation film festivals. Today Linde focuses mainly on illustrating. She made the illustrations for the German edition of 'het Sleutelkruid', written by the well-known Dutch author Paul Biegel, and works for several renowned publishers. It seems Linde is back in the old house of her youth. She's dreaming again. But this time she takes the children with her in her world.