llustration is a balancing act,

more than it's purposefully use, but also an artistic and emotional work.

Hello, I’m a freelance illustrator, co-founder of U-53, a Cologne based graphicdesign studio, communicationdesigner and artist. I’ve been working for clients (industry, publishers, advertising agencies …) since more than 25 years, focussing on illustration. Since almost 10 years I’ve been concentrating on U-53-projects ranging from corporate design and advertising to webdesign, exhibitiondesign, and continuing illustration as major skill. My work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, advertising, catalogues 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 (see artiststudio page).

Recent publications: Freistil 5, 2014, The best illustrators
CP Monitor, 3/2012, magazine for corporate communication, VIP questionnaire
Freistil Black, 2009, best of European commercial illustration

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

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