About » CV

12.11.1965 born in Frankfurt / Main, Germany, grown up in Bonn, Germany

1984 Abitur (A-levels) at Friedrich Ebert Gymnasium ( German/French bilingual Gymnasium (secondary school)

1984-86 alternative service (in lieu of military service) in Bonn

1986-1988 Art foundation studies at Ecole d’Art de Toulon (France)

1988 C.I.P. Certificat d’ Initiation d’ Art Plastique

1988-1989 Studies of Visual Communication at Ecole des Beaux Arts de Marseille (France)

1989 Diplome National d’Art Plastique

1989-1990 ERASMUS exchange to the University of the West of England (Bristol, England), illustration

1991 Bachelor of Art (BA hons) in Illustration at the University of the West of England (Bristol Polytechnic)

1991-1993 studies of Narrative Illustration and Editorial Design at Brighton University

1993 Master of Art (MA) in Narrative Illustration and Editorial Design  at Brighton University

 1995- 2012 working as a Visiting Lecturer on the illustration course at UWE (lectures, teaching onto modules, tutorials, admission panel, professional practise)

 since 1993 working as a freelance illustrator, in editorial, publishing and design

Prizes and nominations:

2019 Leipziger Lesekompass  for “Welches Tier ist anders” (Ravensburger Verlag)

2014 Sheffield Baby Book Prize winner with “Fish Food” by Andy Mansfield publ. by Templar (UK)

2011 Selection for the German Picture Book Prize Troisdorf (Troisdorfer Bilderbuchmuseum)

2010 shortlisted for the Eulenspiegel-prize (”Schnapp sie dir” Thienemann Verlag)

2007 Best illustration Trade Union Press PR Award

2007 nominated for the Ottokar Book Prize (”Harry Rabbit on the run” Adam Frost, Macmillan Publishing)

2007 creativematch flair illustration winner May 07

2003 selected for the Exhibition at the Bologna Children Books Fair



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