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 communicationdesign – 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 were presented in different solo exhibitions.

Since 2016 I am teaching as lecturer at Ecosign – academy of sustainable design.

Recent publications: 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

Member of Alliance Of German Designers (AGD), Illustratoren – Festival e.V.
Co-organisator of Cologne’s Illustrators-Festival, Illu14, Illu16 and Illu18.

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