I’m a digital designer and illustrator based in Amsterdam. This website shows commissioned work I’ve made as a freelance illustrator and some personal projects.

I currently work as a visual designer / digital art-director at KLM, making sure the user experience on KLM web and app is smooth, consistent and innovative. More information on my digital projects is available upon request.




Sharon van der Hagen
Grafisch Ontwerp & Illustratie

KVK: 52469026
BTW: NL158900315B01



Professional Experience

2016 – present
Senior Visual Designer / Digital Art-Director at KLM (airline), Amstelveen

Working on a joined KLM / Air France website in project teams with Interaction Designers and Front-Enders. Art-Direction for digital KLM designs worldwide. Maintenance of KLM Digital UX Guide.


2014 – 2016

Visual Designer at Telegraaf Media Groep (publisher), Amsterdam

Redesigned the Telegraaf Android App and currently working on a new Telegraaf website. Both in project teams with UX designers and developers.
Other brands I work for at TMG: Metro, News Media, Vrouw, Prive, DFT, Telesport and Autovisie.


2012 – 2014
Visual Designer at UNITiD
(interaction design agency), Amsterdam

Designed apps for Telfort, Rabobank and RTL as well as responsive websites for Sanoma, Ziggo, Ebay and KPN.
Most projects I did in project teams together with UX designers and Front-Enders at the customers location.


2008 – 2012
Graphic Designer & Illustrator at Gijrath Media Groep (publisher), Amsterdam

Art-Director for Green.2 and Miljonair Finance. Editorial Designer for magazines JFK, Watch Report, Jackie, Tempus & Miljonair. Made illustrations for all magazines.


2006 – 2008
Packaging Designer at Brandnew Design (design agency), Weesp

Packaging Designer for retail brands like Albert Heijn, Silvo, Cêlavíta, Sultana, Etos, Bavaria & Orangina



2009 – present
Freelance Illustrator/Graphic Designer

Graphic Design and (editorial) illustrations for Avant Garde, ANWB, Foam, .HOUSE gallery, Metro, JFK, Winelife, Danie Bles, Models At Work, Daan & Lotje, Your House and Soeps



Websites: Sketch (Illustrator/Fireworks), Illustration: Photoshop, Magazines: InDesign, Identities: Illustrator



2002 – 2006
Graphic Design at art academy AKV/St. Joost, Breda

1997 – 2002
HAVO ( profile: Culture and Society + Philosophy) at Philips van Horne, Weert



Projectgroup platforum 7
Design and implementation of academy book and graduation catalogue AKV/St. Joost 06/07



2008 | KOP building Breda: Exposition Life or Death – a poster series
2006 | EDHV Eindhoven: Dutch design week – Project Etropolis
2006 | AKV/St. Joost Breda: Graduation exposition
2005 | Fachhochschule Mainz: Exposition Shopi 2 – Ich will kaufen
2004 | Parsons New York: Exposition Random Structures
2003 | Library Breda: Poem campaign Gedicht Geopend

Some brands I’ve worked for:


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Sharon van der Hagen Grafisch Ontwerp & Illustratie