Being the son of an artist, Teun had the desire to do something with drawing from an early age. “I loved the idea of creating a world that has endless possibilities in terms of aesthetics, colours and stories.”
Teun creates bold, rhythmic designs, with an eye for detail. The drawings central to his designs are stylized and graphic, but also form a narrative: sometimes ironic, geometrical abstract or floral.
Teun draws his inspiration from folklore to art, to pop-culture and graphic novels. However, Teun also has a design story that was inspired by a source closer to home.
“During my first week as a designer at Vlisco, many of my new colleagues were in Africa. As they were far away, I started daydreaming about travels and airplanes in the night-time.”
His daydreams evolved into a sketch of airplane wings, propellers and clouds, as can be seen in the design below.