Based in the Netherlands, BoomArtwork is the pseudonym of illustrator Eric van den Boom. Since childhood he’s been attracted to the illustrations and logo art associated with skate culture – on skateboards, album sleeves, t-shirts and gig posters. It inspires his illustration work to this day.
Eric first took a multimedia design course, and after that went to art school to study illustration, graduating with honours. He’s worked in multimedia, and graphic and textile design, but illustration is his true love.
Constantly looking for new styles and angles to try, Eric fills his sketchbook with ideas and then experiments with them. He traces his drawings using brushes and pens on a lightbox, later adding powerful colours and pattern work to make them pop off either page or screen.
The BoomArtwork style is characterised by strong line work, which is taken to another level with small, vintage details. With the colourful patterns he uses in some pieces, it’s been said that his images shimmer and move as though they’re being blown by a fan. Eric also loves using custom lettering.
Amsterdam Central Station
Las Vegas Weekly
Fair Wear Foundation
KPM Music House
The Sunday Times
I can absolutely say I had the privilege to work with Eric. The way he combines his craftsmanship, love for the art of printing and combines them with all the new digital methods and demands while keeping an eye on the deadline is a very rare and sought after combination. The icing on that cake is that Eric has a very easy going character and a sharp creative mind. He has the total package and skills to make him a go-to designer for a vast array of projects.
Frank Burghout - Art Director, Q-Dance - Amsterdam
I stumbled upon Eric's art and was blown away by his designs. His work is so diverse and at the same time very consistent in terms of his unique style and approach. We got in touch and what a beautiful piece of classic rock and roll imagery he delivered. If the record bombs it has most certainly nothing to do with the artwork!
Nick Royale, Imperial State Electric
Eric was a consummate pro to work with. He was patient and committed to the creative process, not to mention a super nice dude. I am very pleased with the results we achieved!
Roderick Johnson, Brand Arts - USA
I was already a big fan of Eric’s work before we had the chance to collaborate. I always loved his authentic style and eye for detail. Working with him was a blast.
Eric knows how to translate ideas into unique and readable designs that have a clear signature. He somehow makes it look so easy. Also, he is a very nice guy to be around.
Sander Strick, creative director , Leisure Expert Group
We had a wonderful experience working with Eric on each step of the process of creating and delivering an image and colour design for our male and female t-shirts. He was an inspiration, very enthusiastic and extremely professional. Everyone comments on how beautiful our t-shirts are and that's a testament to his work. We look forward to the next opportunity we can work with Eric.
Justine Doswell, Preachers Son
From sketches through final art, Eric was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is one-of-a-kind and I would recommend his services to anyone looking for a truly unique and memorable illustration.
Ryan Olbrysh, Art Director @ Las Vegas Weekly
Working with Eric, was very easy. He caught our idea quickly and made great designs. We worked twice together and will certainly ask for new stuff.
Cedric Chauveau CEO, Kothai - France
Almost eight years ago we met. From that time on I totally trust in his vision and designing capacity. Because I truly believe he is as passionate about his work, as I am about my product. This ended up in this amazing sometimes magical relationship. Eric has the capacity to extract my thought and shape it into something more beautiful that is sometimes beyond my imagination.