I am a freelance illustrator based in Hamburg, my lovely hometown in the North of Germany. Coming from a crafty household with my mom being an art teacher, I was always encouraged to be creative. After graduating as a Graphic Designer I have been working in german advertising companies as Art Director and later as Creative Director for several years. Five years ago I decided to freelance and started drawing and painting regularly again. I also started my blog „Tabula Rosi“ as a playground for my creative endeavors where I share all sorts of DIY projects.
Since I took the leap towards freelancing, the focus of my work slowly but steadily shifted from advertising towards illustration. As an illustrator I am now working with german greeting card companies and book publishers, had my work featured in FLOW Magazine and have also licensed my designs to clients like Design House Greetings and Demdaco.
I like painting with gouache and sometimes watercolours but also work digitally and often combine both. I love doing lettering designs as well as folk inspired work and fun characters. And I love when an illustrations also tells a little story that puts a smile on people’s faces.