Hello I’m Bob Mollema. A Dutch  illustrator, designer and art director. Translating your story into original and outstanding visuals.



Bob Mollema, Bennekom 1990, works as an illustrator, artist and musician. He mainly works on large projects where humanity, absurdity, desire and dishonesty are central. These elements form a cocktail that results in critical, sometimes humorous, illustrations that make people think. Because of his wide-ranging interests, he touches on different themes and makes them his own. A recurring theme is archaic Europe and the way people spiritually dealt with nature. Their way of living with nature is something he finds inspiring and tries to convey to his audience through his art. He does this by incorporating the often naive and pure style of the archaic peoples into his art. He mainly works with graphite and eraser because the roughness, coincidence, margin of error & the analogue aspect are in keeping with his search for purity and authenticity. It is an act of rebellion against the uniformity that is slowly but surely devouring the world.

In addition to independent projects, he works for various international clients. Including: Volcom, Regulator Crew, De Bijenkorf, Atacama Surf Shop, Moersleutel Craft Brewery, De Bonte Koe Chocolade, Bandcamp, Bonne Suits, VPRO, Paradiso, De Volkskrant & De Standaard.

If you want to know more about Bob Mollema his making process, mission and fascination, check out the interview Wasted Talent did with him.

In 2022, Bob Mollema was named 2023 up-and-coming talent by the Volkskrant! Largest and most-read newspaper in the Netherlands. View the modest article here


Bob Mollema


Focus Filmhuis, Oosterbeek

Keizer Karel Podium, Nijmegen

Das Spectrum, Utrecht

Academiegalerie, Utrecht

Café Averechts, Utrecht

Luxor, Arnhem

The Village, Utrecht

Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam

Focus Filmhuis, Oosterbeek

BAUT Stripfestival, Amsterdam

Het Fijnhout, Amsterdam

Kapitaal, Utrecht

Paradiso, Amsterdam


De Dakhaas

Nivon de Toorts

Neverland Magazine

Wilco Magazine #1


Meerjarenplan Cultuur 19

Drawing the Times

Donnerwetter Newspaper

SYNC Volume #7

Aan Tafel


Primephonic Magazine #3

Bed, Bad en Dood

De Optimist

De Volkskrant

De Standaard

No Seat at the Table (Stimuleringsfonds)

Vleesvrije Stad (Stimuleringsfonds)


HKU Bachelor of Design
2011 – 2015

GLU Grafisch Ontwerp
2006 – 2011

Workshops/Guest Lecturing

University of Arts Utrecht (HKU)


 Merz Akademie


University of Amsterdam


Amadeus Lyceum


Graphical Lyceum Utrecht (GLU)