Kristel Peijnenborg (1987) born in Tilburg, is a designer, draftsman, poet and entrepreneur with heart and soul. She rather calls herself an “expresser”.
As a child, Kristel often drew hours types of people at the diner table and made already her own illustration booklets. She wanted to go to art school, but ended up going to a brand new study: Communication & Multimedia design.
After graduating she couldn’t really get satisfied in the first jobs and spend the evenings starting her business. Less than a year, she decided to fully focus on her entrepreneurship and resigned. This was the best choice she ever made! So from 2016 she is registered as an entrepreneur up until today.
In april 2017 she started Kris Crayon, a biographic drawn character, as a relax therapy when she felt the discomfort of being single, self-employer without employers and unattached. She started a challenge of daily Instagram posts of hand drawn experiences. Nowadays her sketchbook contains more than 300 drawings and her Visual Diary newsletter has more than 200 receivers. Along the way this self taught therapy has showed her a lot about herself. Her visual work is describable as lovable, colourful, capricious, strange and laughable at the same time.
Nowadays, she runs her own business KRAGE.nl as freelance brand specialist and since 2018 she also runs Visueeltjes, specialised in graphic recording and collaborates with business draftsman, storytellers and other companies. She absolutely enjoys working with others and creating exciting projects.
Last year she started a long lasting personal goal: publishing her personal poetry book. Therefore she created another brand Villa Vingerwerk, a platform for poetry & art together with another artist and for publishing personal work.
Although she didn’t went to art school and she felt she missed a few years of creativity by not doing what she loves the most, her work experience at big international organisations and her study background is now very useful to her as she can create her own communication, but also business wise she’s formilliar with the workway of many organisations.