I Graduated from the Academy of Arts in Utrecht, specializing in graphic design. My work includes brochures, newsletters, bookcovers and comicstrips. I combine designs with illustration and/or photography.

graphic design I have done illustration work for a diversity of clients, such as academic institutes, museums and magazines. Clients include the Centre for Computer-aided Egyptological Research at Utrecht University, the Artis Zoo Planetarium in Amsterdam, the Thermenmuseum in Heerlen, Huub Pragt Egyptologist, NIMO (Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten, Leiden University), the Friends of Saqqara foundation (Leiden) and Sky-Skan Digital Planetariums, a software firm in the US for whom I made a complete set of all 88 constellations used in Definiti Digital Planetarium projections all over the world. My work is published in various magazines and on bookcovers.

Some of my time is dedicated to painting and drawing. Over the years I painted mainly watercolors depicting travels to the South Pacific, Egypt, China, Burma, Mexico etc. A painting by me has orbited the earth aboard the Russian MIR space station as part of the 'Ars ad Astra' project by ESA (the European Space Agency). Recently I concentrated on drawings in ink.

For more information contact me;

E-mail: chris"at"chriscouvee"dot"com

Mobile phone ++31 6 20238478

I am a member of, the site of Dutch illustrators.
Lid van, de site van Nederlandse illustratoren