xxzbat | ieva berzina


I'm Ieva – a freelance illustrator and designer from Latvia based in The Netherlands. I specialise in illustration, brand identity and merch design. Most recently I’ve ventured into frame by frame animation and motion graphics.

My work is playful and high-energy; I love creating

exaggerated and fun characters. I’m fuelled by cartoons, retro comic book art, horror movies, experiences I've picked up on my travels and empowering stories. I often incorporate

textures, print flaws and halftones for a warm, faux retro look, but I’m not bound by these influences – I'm versatile in my approach, take directions well

and work as closely or loosely to the brief

as required.

Let’s make fun things together! Drop me a line to hello@xxzbat.com and I’ll get back to you shortly!


“ Ieva is a longstanding collaborator and over the years became our go-to person for all things illustration and design. She's very professional and reliable, always asks pertinent questions and gives

valuable input from brief to delivery. Many times I've come to her with a very rough draft, sometimes even just a written idea and Ieva was able to turn it into a brilliant final design because she understands our brand. Very happy to have been witness to her growth as an artist and professional and proud of the work she has created for us. ”

– Emanuel Matos | Founder | Juicy Records

We hired Ieva to do some graphic design work a few years ago and keep coming back! We love her original style, strong communication skills and fast turnaround time. As an avid horror lover, Ieva is a great fit for anyone in the genre space!

– Alison Parker | Contest Director | Killer Shorts

Ieva is the best and she soon clicked into the Smokey Rebel style and branding. It didn’t take her long to get into my mind. She’s a pleasure to work with. Very hard working and will care about your commissions. You won’t be disappointed!

– Russell Peter Jaques | Director | Smokey Rebel