Olivier, summer 2007

Olivier Rijcken, alias Oli4, is born in The Netherlands in 1967 but grew up in Curacao, The Netherlands and Malawi. In 1992 he completed his Masters at the Wageningen Agricultural University.

Since his graduation he has developed himself as a freelance illustrator and cartoonist. He works mainly for Dutch non-profit organisations involved with education, politics, health and environmental issues.

He makes illustrations, comic strips and cartoons. Lately he has illustrated several books for children using different techniques and styles.

Besides illustrating Oli4 has completed numerous murals and also works as a freelance projectmanager in the cultural sector.