Rooms with nostalgic flair and attention to detail. Archeology, architecture and people. These are my main areas of activity, for which I am passionate and find solutions for you. I was born in Herdecke in 1975 and grew up in Hagen in Westphalia, Germany. The city’s cultural heritage – the “Hagen Impulse” – shaped me early on – and, without knowing it at the time, so did the nature that surrounds you there. After studying at the University of Wuppertal with Wolf Erlbruch, I started my own business as a children’s book illustrator and comic artist and have been illustrating for many different customers in the book, business, science and advertising industries since then. Also active as an author, I often write my children’s books and comics myself.
My graphic novel adaptation based on H.G. Wells’ THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (Rudolph Dirks Award for best literary adaptation) as well as my non-fiction books ÉMILE AT THE WORLD FAIR and ÉMILE IN BERLIN, published by Gerstenberg Verlag, are most likely to point out.
When illustrating children’s books by other authors, my focus is on adventure, entertainment, and action.
My favorite tools are pencil, watercolor, Adobe Photoshop and Procreate. Some of my work is mixed media, but I mostly separate analog and digital process in my work.
BVG (Berlin public transport), Kirchenkreis Reinickendorf (church district of Reinickendorf, Berlin), archaeform, Agentur komm-passion (Advertising company, Düsseldorf), BUND Baden-Württemberg, Deutsches Mikrofinanz-Institut Berlin (German micro lending institute), Deutsches Kulturzentrum Hermannstadt (German cultural centre Hermannstadt), Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci (Music festival), Tommy Trips & Travel (Travel agency), City of Witten (Germany), Campilo Cleanroom Experts
Publishing houses: DTV Junior, Klett Kinderbuch, Egmont, Südpol, Obelisk, Diogenes, Gerstenberg, cbj (Randomhouse/Bertelsmann), Arena, Compact, DTV/Reihe Hanser, moses., Annette Betz, Hanser, Beltz & Gelberg, B.Z. am Sonntag (newspaper), Carlsen, Coppenrath, Dressler, dreiviertel verlag (mare), Esslinger, Fischer, Jacoby & Stuart, Urachhaus, Neue Deutsche Schule, Kaiser’s Tengelmann Kundenmagazin (customer magazine), Nagel & Kimche, Sauerländer, Thienemann