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Projects by Ella Nitters

When I was five years old I saw an insect that had been eaten by ants and of which nothing remained except the shell. Through the holes in its anatomy one could see the sky. Every time I wish to attain purity I look at the sky through flesh.”

Salvador Dali (Spanish painter, 1904–1989)

Financial Focus - ABN Amro Mees Pierson

Cover illustrations for Financial Focus, a magazine for private banking clients, with inspiration, stories and information. The illustrations give a human touch to the financial topics and are used on the cover, with the main-theme article inside and on the online platform.

Client: ABN Amro Mees Pierson/LVB Networks
Year: 2015-2017
Award: winner "Best Cover", Grand Prix Content Marketing 2015


Album cover art for the album "Incarnation" by metalband Hibakusha.

Client: Hibakusha
Year: 2015

HUMAN - Animal Column

Series of illustrations for philosopher Maarten Doormans' Animal Column in "HUMAN" magazine, a magazine about humanism. Each column consists of a poem and a reflection on that poem, centered around a specific animal.

Client: Humanistisch Verbond/Uitgeverij Boom

Year: 2009-2011

Cat Priem

Illustrations for jewelry designer Cat Priem, to present her collections "My Little Lab Rat" and "Black Cat/White Cat", which is an elaboration of her collection "Trophies of a Serial Killer". To see more of her beautiful and fascinating work, please visit www.catpriem.nl.

Client: Cat Priem
Year: 2015/2016

Animal characters

Small collection of animal characters: Little Sparrow, Le Lapin Fou & Sphynx. The bunny was originally an editorial for HUMAN magazine.

Client: Humanistisch Verbond/self-initated
Year: 2011/2012
Award: Blend Publicity Award 2011 voor "Le Lapin Fou".

Poetic Engineering

Illustrations for poems by Bauke Steenhuisen & Jeroen Manders on TU Delft research projects. Topics: golfball aerodynamics, city acoustics, optimising energy networks, one-camera robots & soft pavement borders.

Client: TU Delta
Year: 2016-2017

Scientific illustration

Some examples of scientific illustrations: a scapula, dissection of a human arm and microsurgery of a rat.

Master Scientific Illustration
Year: 2013-2017

Center Parcs Jungle Dome

In the cabana's in the Jungle Dome of Center Parcs Heijderbos you can spend an adventurous night in the jungle. Each cabana is named after an animal from the Indonesian island Siberut and I created murals for three of these: the Rhinoceros, the Atlas moth and the Civet cat. The illustrations depict the animal as if drawn in an old travellog by an explorer.

Client: CenterParcs
Year: 2012

Chefs on Tour

Mural for the creative catering company Chefs on Tour. Topchef Michiel de Bruijn designs his dishes by making sketches. To express this process & the creativity I made a sketch-style mural of one of his dishes.

Client: Chefs on Tour
Year: 2010

Clou magazine

Editorial illustrations for Clou -a magazine for marketing professionals- about, respectively: healthcare apps, cow-hugging as a new religion, a day out in the 1950's and primary school tests.

Client: MOA
Year: 2007-2015

Koninklijke Bibliotheek

Set of illustrated initials for an article about the future of the book vs digital reading, for the Royal Library in The Hague.

Client: Koninklijke Bibliotheek
Year: 2011


Series of editorial illustrations for "HUMAN" magazine, a magazine about humanism. Subjects are, respectively: perverse incentives (2x), justice, solidarity and the constitutional state.

Client: Humanistisch Verbond/Uitgeverij Boom
Year: 2009-2011


Selection of illustrations for culinary magazine Smaakwereld for the section "Gespot" (spotted), where the illustrations serve as a presentation for products related to food & cooking. The products and illustrations were based on a different theme each issue. Themes: Tough&Black, Slim&Silver, Hunting, Autumn, Traditional Dutch and Winter.

Client: Smaakwereld
Year: 2006-2009


Editorial illustrations for Carp* magazine, for an article about a biblical quote applied to corporate social responsibility.

"...and they planted trees, that do not grow fruits in His name, and in a disgraceful way..."

Client: Carp*
Jaar: 2006

Beauty should be edible, or not at all.”

Salvador Dali (Spanish painter, 1904–1989)