A neverending journey through art
Hi, nice to meet you. My name is Jort van Meeteren and I'm an illustrator, writer, graphic designer and allround visual artist from the Netherlands. I was born in 1994 in the city of Gouda, where I still reside today.
Over the years I've written for a scala of media outlets, ranging from lifestyle blogs to music magazines. I have reviewed music, written columns, raised awareness for (mental) health issues and conducted interviews with people about the music that shaped them. I also write poetry, with which I perform live every now and then and got published (more on that on the 'Press' page). In recent times, I've begun writing more and more about personal topics, such as autism, depression and mental health.
As Studio Troj, I have worked for various magazines, blogs and record labels. My style of drawing is signified by a sense of playfulness, childlike wonder, loose lines and bright colours. My aim is to be accessible and compelling to even the youngest of viewers and in an ideal world, Studio Troj merchandise would be widely available, akin to, say, Dick Bruna's Nijntje (Miffy) or the work of Keith Haring.
I've also been exploring the world of collage art, trying my hands at various techniques, aiming to fathom my vision into psychedelic, intriguing works of art. They often deal with themes like dreams, psychology, alienation, loneliness and depression. I try to incorporate these techniques into my other occupations, such as graphic design for clients.
Clients include VIVA, ILVY, Tijdschrift Ei, Diepgraven Records, Soave Records, ATLAST Records, Bibliotheek Gouda and Stichting Kunst Voor