About me and my design work
I am a German illustrator, surface pattern designer and artist based in Norfolk/UK. In my previous life I was a teacher of Art, German and Modern Foreign Languages, working in Secondary schools in Germany as well as the UK.
Since I moved to Norfolk in 2001, I rediscovered my love for painting. The beautiful Norfolk landscape and coast constantly inspire me. My passion for nature, flowers, animals and foreign cultures has a huge influence on my paintings, illustrations and pattern design.
My printed work is mostly based on hand drawn sketches (see top right). These are consequently digitized and coloured in Photoshop and Illustrator. For a pattern, I create a so called seamless repeat which can be endlessly printed on all kind of surfaces.
Digital pattern design is a fascinating process. I am hugely grateful to online training courses with Rachael Taylor’s Make it in Design as well as some excellent online classes on Skillshare.
Besides illustrations and pattern design, I love to paint in acrylics. My passion for florals, exotic motifs, animals, cheerful colours and tribal patterns showcases in all my artwork – be it paintings or pattern design. You can find my painted artwork here.
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