Marlies Visser (1966) is a well-known graphic designer, artist and illustrator. Her work is versatile and diverse: she not only designed numerous book covers and illustrated and wrote picture books, but also developed a philosophical board game called Nomizo and did the artwork for stop motion animation in a feature film. Her work has been exhibited several times. Visser started a sustainable design project and is a member of various juries. Marlies is the founder and creative leader of the Illustration Biennale, an international festival for illustrators. Marlies creates innovation by connecting maker and audience. She works from her studio in Haarlem, The Netherlands.