Lois has been drawing her whole life and studied animation at the Utrecht School of the Arts in the Netherlands. She currently works as a concept artist and character designer, and has published two artbooks featuring her work.

Participant Schedule

Friday 10/14


Managing Art & Mental Health in the Age of Social Media

Friday 10/14 3:40PM - 4:40PM Room 211

Loish, Iris Muddy, Sam Yang, Ross Tran, Spiridon Giannakis

Join this open discussion about caring for your mental health. Our host Spiridon talks to Loish, Iris Muddy, Sam Yang, and Ross Tran about how they deal with burnout, art block, and how to build a stronger emotional relationship and confidence with your art while navigating through the stress and pressures of social media. The panel ends with a Q&A session.

Saturday 10/15


The Changing Landscape Of Digital Art

Saturday 10/15 1:10PM - 2:10PM Room 207

Loish, Anthony Francisco, Karla Ortiz, DeviantArt, Julian Schratter, BossLogic

It is no secret that change causes controversy, and digital art is changing fast. From the rapid growth of web3 and NFTs to the debate around AI art – digital art is being ushered into a new frontier where tech and art converge.

Join us in an open format discussion presented by DeviantArt covering opinions, thoughts and experiences from our panelists BossLogic, Anthony Francisco, Karla Ortiz and Lois van Baarle.


Balancing Creativity and Life

Saturday 10/15 4:00PM - 5:00PM Room 101


There’s a prevailing myth that artists must always create and engage in their craft. This is a beautiful concept, but there is a dark side: many artists find themselves burned out, injured, or just uninspired from focusing all of their energy on creating. This talk is about ways that we can balance our creative practice with downtime, rest, and time away from art. The irony is that setting these boundaries is an essential part of ensuring that our creativity thrives when we do return to it. I will talk about my personal experiences, as well as give tips and advice for how artists can manage their time.

Sunday 10/16


Loish in Conversation: Q&A

Sunday 10/16 11:00AM - 11:30AM Room 106

Loish, Procreate

Lois is a digital artist who divides her time between creating personal art and character design work. She has released three books, all of which were successfully funded through Kickstarter. You can find her work on loish.net and on instagram.com/loisvb.
Join us as we sit down for a Q&A with Lois, and find out more about the process behind her stunning commission for Procreate 5X.