Tim Boelaars is a designer and illustrator who lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He specialises in iconography and has created icons, logos, and graphic illustrations for a plethora of big brands and magazines.
Boelaars was born in Santpoort-Zuid, a short drive from Amsterdam. As a child he was inspired by the art his grandfather would make. Every Wednesday, his grandfather would set aside time to teach him how to draw, sketch and paint. As he got older he developed an interest in graffiti and its unique letter forms. As he entered college, illustration became the centre of his enthusiasm. A little older, he developed an interest for design while studying interactive media at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.