Irene Cecile Irene Cecile

The Netherlands, Leiden   Irene Cécile Educatieve Illustraties
Infographics about hereditary cancer
For the Amsterdam University Medical Centers, I made several infographics for patients with hereditary cancers
Nederlandse Reddingsbrigade / Dutch Lifeguard
Flyer about swimming safety for children
Oxfam Novib – Clear instructive illustrations for farmers (partly illiterate or low literate)
Illustrations for a worldwide manual for small-scale farmers. The texts are supported with clear instructive and explanatory illustrations.
Leiden University / LUMC – comic about scientific drug research for sick children
Terms such as 'placebo', 'randomisation' and 'double-blind research' are explained. The cartoon should help children decide on whether or not to participate in drug research (Informed Consent).
Natural History Museum Naturalis – illustrations for an exhibition booklet about “Creepy crawlies“

About me

Irene Cécile educational illustrations

Irene Cécile (1981) is an illustrator, specialised in educational illustrations and infographics for publishers, musea, hospitals, NGO’s, foundations and other institutions.

Target groups can be children or adults, or specific groups such as illiterate to low-literate people or patients.

After studying Biology at Leiden University (with a specialization in Science Communication), she studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. After graduating in 2009, she started her own business as an illustrator and graphic designer in Leiden.

Irene has worked for Oxfam Novib, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Dutch Lifeguard Association, Dutch Military Museum, The Salvation Army, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Noordhoff Publishers, Contact Contact and the Royal Palace Amsterdam.

In 2015, Irene Cécile was one of the winners of the Worldwide Picturebook Illustration Competition (co-organized by Lemniscaat Publishers).


  • Educational and informational illustrations
  • Medical illustrations
  • Infographics
  • Visually clarifying messages to a target group

Irene loves illustrations and designs with:

  • good visual communication, to transfer knowledge as effectively as possible to the target group
  • a drawing style tailored to the target group
  • clarity and simplicity

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NGO’s and foundations:

  • Oxfam Novib
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
  • Dutch Lifeguard Association (Reddingsbrigade Nederland)
  • Salvation Army
  • Universe Awareness EU (UNAWE)


  • Querido Publishers
  • Malmberg Publishers
  • Noordhoff Publishers
  • Contact Publishers
  • Volt Publishers
  • Karakter Publishers
  • Plint poetryposters


  • Naturalis Biodiversity Center
  • Dutch Military Museum
  • Royal Palace Amsterdam
  • Rijksmuseum Boerhaave


  • Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)
  • Amsterdam University Medical Centers, location VUmc
  • AMC Medical Research


  • Volkskrant Magazine
  • Items, magazine for graphic design



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genre : Education, Infographic, Medical, Printed Media, Non-Fiction, Book, Cartoon, Comic

technique : Digital-Pixel, Digital-Vector