Jan van Haasteren (Schiedam, February 24, 1936) is a Dutch cartoonist and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rotterdam. In 1959 he worked for Nijgh and Van Ditmar, the advertising agency that also worked Lex van Delden. Van Delden asked to assist him in drawing the newspaper strip "Smidje Verhole". A few years later (in 1963) he joined the permanent staff of the Toonder Studios, where he first works in the cartoon department and then sketch work is going to do for comic series as "Petticoat" and "Panda". He also drew many stories from 1965 "Hiawatha" and "The Big Bad Wolf" for Donald Duck.
In 1985, Jan van Haasteren in touch with games and puzzle manufacturer Jumbo. He makes them images for many jigsaw puzzles, and so ensues the popular Jan van Haasteren puzzle series in which the next humorous image always comes to finding the shark fin, Nicholas and Jan van Haasteren itself.