Something about me

I call it `Back to the Roots'. After numerous stations of my previous designer existence I found late to the illustration, which fulfills me with absolute passion today, just like everything else I did. During my studies in Münster, I already worked for an advertising agency. After my final exam in graphic design it was  the television design and Set-Design, which brought me to the WDR, a big german broadcaster. Then - somehow - I ended up in doing set design and stage images, where I later created large and small stage pictures as a freelancer for TV stations such as SAT.1, Kabel 1, WDR and DSF and what led me deeper into the wide television world. And again I followed an offer to create the on-air design of the SAT.1 regional television for years. In these years and together with my company I also created and produced trailers, commercials and business video productions. After the publication of my children's book, I finally found myself in the publishing industry where, as mentioned in the introduction, a creative cycle closed.

 

Many who know that drawing and illustrating is my real strength and passion. In fact, illustration is more than just "painting pretty pictures". You have to understand the manuscript, do a lot of research. But you also learn a lot about nutritional pyramids and sensitivities of dog breeders, major triangles in music and confusions of pubescent, ten-year-old kids. After that I sigh at the small space that the layout book designers have planned on the pages and sketch first ideas. Deadline pressure and communication with the customer, here editors, remain. However I exchanged a large office for a small but charming home office, a lot of stress with calm views into the green and still find everything exciting. I work and live in Dortmund.