Curriculum Vitae


  • 1964 Born in Jülich, Germany
  • 1984 Graduation from German secondary school

Artistic Development:

  • 1985-1991 Academy of Visual Arts, Frankfurt (Main),
    major in graphic design (emphasis: illustration)
  • 1991 Graphic design diploma
  • 1991-1996 Art director in various international advertising agencies
  • 1996-present Freelance illustrator for advertising, individual clients and publishers
  • 1996-present “Atelier Südhaus,” Frankfurt (Main), training in drawing
  • 1998-present Exclusively picture book illustrator
  • 1999-2002 “Kinder Kunstschule” (Children’s Art School), Königstein im Taunus, instructor
  • 2002 “Stiftung Buchkunst” , author’s award for Stibbelfix, a Raven on a Journey
  • 2004-present Berufsverband Bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler Frankfurt e.V., Frankfurt (Main), training in figurative drawing and painting
  • 2012-present Exclusive and systematic development of studio painting
  • Since 2016 active nationally and internationally exhibition activities
  • Since 2016 member of the Berufsverband Bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler Frankfurt e.V.
  • 2016 Relocation into the exhibition house ATELIERFRANKFURT.
  • Nominated for the art today award 2016 by IKH Publishing, Schondorf am Ammersee.


Collective exhibition: art'pu:l, Fair for contemporary art, 26-29th of May 2016, Cologne/Pulheim.
GZ-Basle, International fair of contemporary art for artists, 15-19th of June 2016, Basle.
Kunstmesse Leipzig, 17th-20th of November 2016, Altes Landratsamt, Leipzig.
Merry Christmas 200 x 300, 19th of November to 18th of December 2016, Galerie Forum Türk, Nürtingen.
Merry Christmas 200 x 300, 18th November 2016 to 21st January 2017, Galeriehaus Kerstan, Stuttgart.
Merry Christmas 200 x 300, 18th November 2016 to 21st January 2017, Galerie Kerstan, Stuttgart.
Christmas Market of Frankfurt Artists (), 31st of November to 22nd of December 2016, Paulskirche, Frankfurt am Main.
ARTe – Contemporary Art Fair, 12th to 15th January of 2017, Messe Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen.
Dialogues, 1st to 13th February 2017, exhibition church Helligåndshuset, København, Denmark.
Kölner Liste, 28th to 30th April 2017, XPost, Gladbacher Wall 5, 50670 Köln.
Galerie Sties, 18th August to 15th September 2017, Berliner Platz 3-5, 61476 Kronberg im Taunus.
95. Weihnachtsmarkt Frankfurt Künstler in den Römerhallen, 8th to 22nd December 2017, Frankfurt am Main,
(Berufsverband Bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler Frankfurt e.V.).

Published Books:

My Very First Book of the Sun, Moon and Stars, Pattloch Publishing (Weltbild)
Lucy and the Sparkling Fireworks, Pattloch Publishing
Alexander, the Small, Ullstein Publishing House
Felix and the Dandelion, Pattloch Publishing
Felix and the Little Lightning Bug, Pattloch Publishing
The Most Beautiful Bedtime Stories, Südwest Publishing
The Caterpillar That Didn’t Want to Be a Butterfly, Droemer Knauer Publishing
What Glitters There in the Land of Christmas? Pattloch Publishing
The Mama, Papa, Baby Book, Pattloch Publishing
Stibbelfix, a Raven on a Journey, Pattloch Publishing
Felix and the Rainbow, Pattloch Publishing
Felix and the Snowflakes, Pattloch Publishing
Knaur’s Family Handbook , Droemer Knaur Publishing
The Green Caterpillar That Wanted to be Colourful, Pattloch Publishing

Editorial Publications:

1998-2006 “The Bedtime Story,” Axel Springer Publishing, Family and Co. Editorial Team, monthly column

Other Publications:

Many individual projects for family magazines, publishers, businesses, editorial teams and agencies: