Gert-Jan Vlaming is a London-based Dutch illustrator and character designer originally from the isle of Texel. He attended the Rietveld Academy in 2003-2004 and makes book illustrations, designs toys, paints, and draws an occasional comic story since then. Together with Frits Roberts, he made a sail instruction comic called 'Overstag met de 4 helden' in 2012. He created characters for large companies in advertisement and the gaming industry, and also develops his own characters, like the designer toy 'Phing-ting'. He furthermore designed postcards for TNT and a notebook for book retailer Bruna.