Hi, my name is Gemma Rakels, the face behind DOTSbyGemma. I am 26 years old, live in Den Bosch (the Netherlands) and I am an artist and art educator. In 2018 I graduated from ArtEZ Arnhem, where I got my bachelors degree in Fine Art and Design in Education (a complicated name for art teacher).
After art school I had a lot of dreams: I wanted to work in a museum, draw every day and above all I wanted to start my own brand. Full of hope I started working and after a while it went better and better. Now I always go to work with a smile. On tuesdays and thursdays I work in a little museum in Deurne, next to that I started my own business: 'DOTSbyGemma' in 2019. With my own brand DOTS I design my own line of products, go to artfairs and give workshops, but mostly I draw a lot! I make portraits, murals, a lot of doodles and I also sell a lot of cool products like: magnets, stickers and totebags.
As a self-employed artist every day is different and that's really refreshing and fun! I work on all kinds of different projects at the same time and I really really love my job.
Do you want a daily dose of doodles, follow me on Instagram (@gemmarakels)