Joris De Raedt is a scientific illustrator and graphic designer visualising the wonders of the natural world.
"Translating my fascination with nature into aesthetic and functional content has always been my greatest passion. As a true believer in visual communication I aim to connect people towards our precious fauna and flora. Growing up in a family where exploring nature and observing wildlife was always the focal point of every holiday, I have been sketching nature as long as I can remember."
During his master studies in graphic design he developed his own digital drawing technique. Although working with a graphic tablet, his style pays homage to naturalists of the 19th century.
Since he graduated with magna cum laude at the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts he works full-time for magazines, books, museums and nature reserves. His clients include National Geographic Magazine, Roots Magazine, Pelckmans Publishers and the Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA) of Sharjah (UAE). His illustrations can be found on information panels of the Wasit Wetland Centre, the Kalba Bird-of-prey Centre and the Al Hefaiyah Mountain Conservation Centre.
In 2017 Joris published his first book together with Roots-Author Paul Böhre: RAPTORS and OWLS of Northwest Europe.
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With his illustrations Joris aims to connect people with the natural world in order to encourage respect towards nature and to show species and ecosystems worth saving.