I’m a freelance animator, director and illustrator living in Munich.
Currently I have no dog.

… but four awesome colleagues share a studio with me, so I never get lonely.
I studied communication design at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, now working in the fields mentioned below.

Constantly absorbing everything about storytelling and character development, I can also accompany you through the various stages of your film project: From conception all the way to art direction as well as sound and music. Bring your film to life with a proven and tested team of professionals.

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services


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storyboard
concept art / key visuals
character design
comic / cartoons
editorial illustration
trade book illustration / etc.

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2D animation (rules!)
character animation
traditional animation
limited animation
screen recording / etc.
for games and apps

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explanatory videos
music videos
image films
corporate films
loops / gifs / etc.

references


clients
ARD Digital, Audi, BMW, BT Group, BSH Hausgeräte, DMAX, F.A.S., Flughafen München, Gameforge, Illustratoren Organisation, LMU München, Motel One, mymuesli, NBC Universal Deutschland, NEON Magazin, Sky, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, ZDF

agencies, studios and publishers
Avantgarde, Bloom, cplush, diffferent, dmc group, edition 52, Fine Arts Munich, Fish Blowing Bubbles, HABA, Hase und Igel Verlag, Lechner Media, Markenfilm, Panda Pictures, Pech und Schwefel Markenkommunikation, Publicis Pixelpark, Stil.3, TVT creative media, Volk Verlag, xspace

publications/contributions


JAZAM! Vol.6 & Vol. 11 | JAZAM!, 2011 & 2016
comic anthology, 9 page story (Vol. 6), 8 page story (Vol. 11)

Bier – Alles über den Durst | Volk Verlag, 2016
comic anthology, 2 page story

A Tribute To Crumb | Edition 52, 2013
comic anthology, 1 page story

Karl Valentin – sein ganzes Leben in einem Comic
Volk Verlag, 2012
comic anthology, cover + 6 page story

Hugh! Winnetou – Eine Hommage an Karl May
und Helmut Nickel | Edition 52, 2011
comic anthology, 1 page story

Wiesn G’schichten | Volk Verlag, 2010
comic anthology, 6 page story

Jojo und … | Hase und Igel Verlag, 2012–2014
teen & young adult book series, illustrations and cover
authors: Ulrike Gerold, Wolfram Hänel

Henry und der Bär | Büchner-Verlag, 2009
children’s book, illustration and layout
author: Tom Kehrbaum

Blutzella von Dracos | Hase und Igel Verlag, 2008
Teen & young adult book series, illustrations and cover
author: Petra Krippner

Camgaroo Magazin | Lechner Media, 2002–2014
comic strips about a kangaroo and a dog

Comicaze Fanzine | Comicaze e.V.
comic bits ’n pieces since 1999

exhibitions


2016 Comic-Salon, Mireo, Erlangen | group exhibition
2013 »Geräteturnen«, La Forchetta, München | group exhibition
2013   Comicfestival München, Glockenbachwerksatt | group exhibition
2012   Valentin-Karlstadt-Musäum, München | group exhibition
2010   »Eye Candy«, Farbenladen, München | group exhibition
2010   Comic-Salon, Café Moravia, Erlangen | group exhibition
2009   Comicfestival München, Altes Rathaus | group exhibition
2006   »Pengelengeleng«, Pengland, Mainz | group exhibition
2002   Drehleiher, München | with Jan Reiser
2001   Comicologischer Kongress, Pasinger Fabrik, München | group exhibition
2000   Comicfestival München, Praterinsel | group exhibition
1998   Salem Aleikum, Pasinger Fabrik, München | group exhibition


awards


Kinofest Lünen, Germany 2015 – 1st place category „Erklärfilm“ (explanatory video)**
Cinecure animated short Film Festival, Puy-en-Velay/France 2009 – 1st int’l Prize*
Int’l Short Film & Video Festival, Naoussa/Greece 2008 – People’s Choice Award*
Brazilian Student Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil 2008 – Audience Award*
Contravision Filmfestival, Berlin/Germany 2008 – Winner of the Day*

*animation short “Bad Habit, Little Rabbit”, 2008
**explanatory video “Was Illustratoren wissen müssen”, 2015