I was born in Mainz, Germany in 1972. I have been drawing since kindergarten, where I could mainly be found drawing skulls and hooks, to the irritation of some adults. I grew up in the countryside where I fashioned my own toys out of sticks and spent a fair amount of time hanging out in treehouses. I studied at Art Center College of Design near Montreux, Switzerland and later in Pasadena, California, where I graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design in 1998. Afterwards I worked as an Art Director for several agencies designing corporate designs and websites for clients large and small. During this time I also got to work on some illustration jobs for eLearning Programs and presentations. In 2009, I illustrated my first trade picture book for Balzer & Bray (an imprint of HarperCollins) which will be followed by a sequel.
Since 2010, I am working as a freelance illustrator in Frankfurt, where I live with my wife Lenore and three fancy Sacred Birman cats.
Member since 2005
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