With almost 10 years of experience in the graphic design field it was about time to focus on what I am most passionate about; illustrating and creating surface pattern designs. Our creative studio was founded back in 2011. The studio has been rapidly growing ever since. After 5 years of flying solo we moved into a new office and since 2017 we work with a small team of multi disciplinary creatives to offer the complete design package.

Who we work with Do you run a business and do your products carry print designs? Are you looking for fun print designs or an over all steady visual language? You want your products to pop? The first step is determining what your business core value is. Does you communicate this? Do your products represent this? A steady visual language is necessary to build a strong customer relationship with your buyers. Whether you are just starting out and want to license a design or you already have an established brand and need guidance in this. Are you ready to make design a priority? Click here if you are ready to take this to the next level.

What we do We mainly focus on creating custom print designs and licensing work from our non-exclusive library with over 8000+ print designs to choose from. We can help you clarify what your business signature is and how to translate this into your product line, print designs, strategy and marketing. Together we build a steady design language reflecting the vision and values of your company. From corporate branding, marketing strategies to illustrations and print designs. We'll get you covered. We make designs that pop. If you are ready to be a leader instead of following the pack? Reach out if you’d like to know what we can do for you. Click here.

Little Smilemakers Studio was founded by Maaike Boot, back in 2011 it was just a solo gig. Creating designs and illustrations and licensing artwork business to business.

How it all started
 Creating colorful things started at a young age for me. When I was a little girl I began each day with a drawing just before heading off to school. I would draw every day things, objects and people. My parents supported my creative skills with a new pack of pencils each week and at 8 I transferred to a more creative Montessori school. Where I could express my creativity in art and music classes.

After graduating from Graphic Lyceum I got into the prestigious Royal Art Academy in The Hague. Now, a decade later and years of experience in the design industry I now run my own Little Smilemakers Studio. Working on commission for clients all over the globe.

Inspiration From hotdog stands, a stormy sky, those annoying one day flies, traveling and experiencing new cultures, but also the little things I enjoyed as a little girl, growing up, all these small things are translated into my work and influence my design subjects. 

We work together with a bunch of creatives to offer a wide range of design solutions. Here you can find a list of the various disciplines we can offer you.

What we offer:

Logo design

Rebranding & Identity Consultancy

Web Design


Surface Pattern Designs

Art Licensing

Trend Research

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Weimarstraat 63

2562 GR The Hague

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