„llustration is a balancing act, more than it’s purposefully use, but also an artistic and emotional work!“
Hello, I’m a freelance illustrator, communication designer, artist and cofounder of büro u-53, a Cologne based design studio. I am working for several national and international agencies, publishing companies, industrial clients and partners, focussing on illustration. At the same time I am concentrating on büro u-53-projects since founding the studio more than ten years ago. Its activity ranging from corporate design and advertising to webdesign, exhibitiondesign, and continuing illustration as major skill. My work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, advertising, catalogues, at packagings, glasses, trade fair stands and many more. I graduated at Bergische Universität Wuppertal and studied communication design. Professors: Günther Kieser (jazz and musician posters), Bazon Brock (theory of art) and Gerd Aretz (designer of postal stamps). I participated in numerous group exhibitions and was presented in different solo exhibitions.
From 2016 until 2020 I was teaching as lecturer at Ecosign – academy of sustainable design.
Recent publications: Interview for Freifrau, blossoming by Peter Pichler
Freistil 7, 2021, Book Of Illustration, Verlag Hermann Schmidt, Mainz
Recent publications: Freistil 5, 2014, The Best Illustrators, Verlag Hermann Schmidt, Mainz
CP Monitor, 3/2012, Magazine For Corporate Communication, VIP questionnaire
Freistil Black, 2009, Best Of European Commercial Illustration, Verlag Hermann Schmidt, Mainz
Illustratoren – Festival e.V.
Co-organisator of Cologne’s Illustrators-Festival, ILLU14, ILLU16 and ILLU18. And I am currently working on the planning for ILLU23.
Barbara Magazin, Bayer, Brigitte Magazin, Brigitte Woman, Bundesagentur für Arbeit, Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Büro Hamburg, Boesner Holding, Cadocare, Dogs Magazin, Eltern Magazin, Evonik Magazin, Financial Times Deutschland, Folio Magazin, Gala Magazin, Geo Saison, Geo Wohllebens Welt, Gerstaecker Verlag, Goethe Institut, Hafen City Hamburg, Jung v. Matt, Karstadt, Kölnische Rundschau, Kolle Rebbe Hamburg, Lufthansa Exclusive, Lufthansa Woman’s World, Mercedes Magazin, Psychologie Heute, Redaktion 4, Ritzenhoff, Rowohlt Verlag, Salon Magazin, Schmincke Künstlerfarben, Stern Magazin, Stern Gesund Leben, Schoellershammer, Tempus Corporate/Die Zeit