ABOUT

 

 Rajz {noun, hungarian} : Drawing

About me? Raymond Thümmler (rajz) is a dutch freelance illustrator with a passion for picture books. His favorite tools are Adobe Illustrator, freehand pencil drawing and Oil painting.
Also, he is me. And I'm a stay-at-home dad, husband and Corgi walker.

My inspirations? Definitely Hungary and Japan. I've been heavily influenced by works like the impressive Marcell Jankovics animation Fehérlofia. The epic Josjikawa books about Musashi, or the tantalizing Sándor Márai novel Embers and Hayao Miyazaki masterpieces like Only Yesterday.

Professional Background? I've put in a couple of years at the media academy (Grafisch Lyceum Amsterdam) and Gerrit Rietveld Academy (Dogtime). Meanwhile i've been doing murals for children bedrooms, birthcards, logo design, a picure book and more.