Marijke Buurlage is an illustrator who lives in the north of the Netherlands. She graduated from Minerva Academy Groningen (2009-2013) and has been working as a freelance illustrator ever since. She mostly works on editorial illustrations for magazines, children’s books, book covers, posters, apps and e-books, but she also loves working on self-initiated side-projects. Her work is vibrant, light-hearted, playful, and feminine and her two most favorite things to draw are animals and botanicals.
Happy Yak is a loveable new imprint for 0-7 year olds, perfect for small children with big personalities. Offering pre-school, picture books, and illustrated non-fiction, our purpose is to publish playful books that make you smile. All of our books are bright and accessible, with eye-catching design, contemporary illustration, and engaging, entertaining text.