My projects include not only the implementation of finished ideas, but also the conception, coloring, and final artwork. My strengths are in food illustration and children’s illustration. I also create illustrations for the editorial field.


  • (Online-) Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Infographics

Packaging & Promotion

  • Food labels
  • Packaging design
  • Stickers
  • Flyers & brochures


  • Handlettering
  • Children’s books
  • Stationery
  • Patterns
Handgeschnitzte Stempel mit Pilzmotiven, dazu zwei Drucke mit schwarzer Tinte und mit Goldpuder


  • Handcarved stamps
  • Invitations for weddings and other big occasions

➟ Have a look at my portfolio to see more example work.

How I Work With Clients

Now I’d like to explain how I usually work with clients. I want the cooperation to be as smooth and fun as possible for both sides. In the end, I want everybody to be happy with the results. This is why I put the emphasis on communication and feedback.

1. The Briefing

Before I draw the first line, I try to get detailed information on what the client has in mind, for example:

  • Information on the number and scope of the illustration(s).
  • Should the illustration be black and white, grayscale, or in color?
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  • What do you want to see on the image (characters, objects, background, etc.)?
  • Image examples, if available
  • Resolution/size of illustrations
  • Purpose and scope of use

The specifications can also be abstract, such as “I’m writing a blog post on topic X and I need supporting illustrations for it” or “I need 5 different labels for my jam factory” (instead of “I want a label with a flower tendril as a frame and a strawberry with a bow“). Based on this, I then work out concepts and ideas myself.

2. Initial Sketches

When I have a good idea of what the client wants, I create the first sketches. These are rough scribbles without color focussing on content and composition. The client selects his or her favorite and can make suggestions concerning changes.

The following sketches were created for a wedding card design. I was given these specifications: 

  • a wormwood plant 
  • a cozy “country house vibe”

3. Cleaning Up / Linework

Once the customer has decided on a sketch, I create the cleaned up linework from it. This goes back to the client for feedback (optional – for less detailed illustrations I can also go directly to the next step). Minor suggestions for changes can be made.

Here is an example of a digital linework (this can also be analog, depending on the requirements). Ideally, no content changes should be made after this step, but small changes are still possible.

4. Color Tests

Once the final artwork is complete, I create several color tests by roughly filling the areas with color. This way I can see how they work together and how a certain focus or mood can be created. I send the color tests once again to the client who then decides on a variant or makes further suggestions.

5. The Final Illustration

Once the color scheme is set, I color the illustration and send it to the client for final approval.

Why this works out so well

This process allows me to work efficiently and save time. This is not only relevant for me, but of course also for you. Both sides are always up to date. Misunderstandings can be identified at an early stage, so that both sides are satisfied with the result in the end. Of course, this requires that you provide me with honest and regular feedback.