My name is Layana Mariouw Smit. I currently live in Breda, The Netherlands from were I create my illustrations. I have always loved information design and the way an image can tell a story.

In 2017 I finished my bachelors in Communication & Multimedia Design at Avans Hogeschool in Breda. I used to work as a parttime tutor where I teached my students about different ways to learn and how to create a summary. From that interest and my love for information design I fell into the world of visual notetaking. I created the 'Blaha Werkboek' where students can learn how to use drawings to understand information better. The project was also my graduation project and after my studies I wanted to keep creating visual notes. 

TEDxBreda | Layana.jpg

I started Paperclear in the beginning of 2018 and are very happy to be able to create so many visuals of stories. If you have any questions about me or my work, want to collaborate or meet for coffee feel free to contact me: 

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