David Barrow

David Barrow is a recent graduate of the Cambridge School of Art where he completed a Masters in Children’s Book Illustration and received the top prize, the Sebastian Walker award for most promising children’s illustrator. He lives in England with his wife and son.

David is a former printer, and when he found himself between jobs, he spent time at the pub drawing faces in the dark light. This training is evident in Have You Seen Elephant?

www.davebarrowillustration.co.uk

Have You Seen Elephant

Nadia Faichney

Nadia Faichney is a freelance illustrator based in Hamburg. She is currently undertaking a Master in Illustration Design at the HAW University of Hamburg, at the faculty of Design and Illustration. She specialises in the illustration of children’s and non-fiction books and wants to make new rooms accessible through her analogue painting and her own stamping technique so that children are motivated to reflect and comprehend. Daddy’s Soul has Caught a Cold is her first big picture book project.

She was amongst the finalists in the 2015 International Picture Book Award. More information under www.wwpbic.com

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Dorina Tessmann

Dorina Tessmann was born in Prenzlau in 1971. She studied at the Kunsthochschule in Weißensee, Berlin and the Ècole d` Art in Marseille and in 1998 was awarded a degree in communications design, majoring in illustration.

After her completing her studies Dorina etablished her own studio in Berlin. She began designing posters, signs and cards of all kinds and creates illustrations for books and magazines. Her work began to be used by various German publishing houses and periodicals, including Berliner Verlag, Cornelson Schulbuchverlag, Gruner & Jahr, MAX, Axel Springer, the Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung, The Financial Times, the Sächsische Zeitung und Seitenstraßenverlag – Das Magazin.

In 1997 Dorina showed a range of her works in the Mainz Art Prize for Illustration exhibition in the Eisenturm in Mainz.

In 2001 Dorina`s designs won the << Magazine-Kater >> competition, held to find a new version of the famous << Kater >> (cat) mascot for Werner Klemke`s Das Magazin. Dorina`s << Kater >> joined the long tradtion of the magazine`s isonic mascot.

In 2002 Dorin`s work was selected for the Illustrator Show in Bologna, which takes place during the Bologna Children`s Book Rair. Being held at the same time as the world`s most important fair for children`s and young person`s books, the Illustrator Show offers artists a unique oppotunity to present works the most renowned publishers in this sector. As a result of Dorina`s involvement in this show and her co-operation with the Itabishi Art Museum in Tokyo, her work went on to be exhibited in numerous Japanese museums.

In 2002 one of Dorina`s illustrations was also selected for the Scarpetta d´Oro – From the Soules to the Sun copetition in Venice.

In 2003 Dorina has worked for various international publishing companies and agencies in South Korea in Spain, in France and in Italy.

In 2007 Dorina`s first children book, Giako and the Ecological Mice was published in cooperation with edizioni corsare in Italy. 2007 also saw the start of Dorina`s intensive cooperation with the moses publishing house in Germany. She now regulary creates unique playing cards for the house.

From 2000 to 2006 Dorina passed on some of her knowledge and experience to young people studying graphic design at the Grafik Design Schule Anklam, taking courses in Free Drawing and Technical Drawing. After this time she moved to the private graphic design school »btk« in Berlin. From 2007 to 2010 she teached the subjects »Form and Color«, »Creative Practice« and «Creative Illustration«.

In 2010 the artist visited Seoul, Korea. Here she was thrilled by the Korean culture and people.

In spring 2012 she worked for her first book app in Korea. In June Dorina Tessmann was invited to enjoy children and their parents with her illustrations at the »PICNIC Festival« in Reggio Emilia in Italy.

Jens Soentgen

Jens Soentgen was born in 1967, studied Chemistry, earned a doctorate in Philosophy and taught at universities in
Germany and Brazil. He has been in charge of the Centre of Environmental Science at the University of Augsburg since 2002. Both of his books have been nominated for the German Youth Literature Award.

Jürg Schubiger

Jürg Schubiger, born 1936 in Zurich, did his first degree in German Studies, Psychology and Philosophy, and wrote his PhD thesis on Franz Kafka. He has worked in Zurich since 1980 as a writer and psychotherapist.
Jürg Schubiger writes for both children and adults; in 1996 he was awarded the German Children’s Literature Prize for his book “Als die Welt noch jung war” [When the world was still young]. Jürg Schubiger was also awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Prize in 2008.

Béatriz Rodriguez

Béatrice Rodriguez was born in 1969 and lives in a little town in the French Department Nièvre. She studied Art in Strasbourg and today works as a freelance illustrator for many renowned publishing houses, e.g. Actes Sud Junior, Lito, Bayard, Milan and Nathan. Her picture book The Chicken Thief was a great success in Germany and other countries. More information under www.beatricerodriguez.com

Isabel Pin

Isabel Pin was born in 1974 in Versailles, she studied illustration and painting in New York, Salzburg, Hamburg and Paris. Her work has been presented in exhibitions in Bologna and Paris. Among the awards that Isabel Pin’s books have won are: Austrian Children’s and Young Adult Book Award, First Prize of hte Institute Charles Perrault and the Luchs of the German newspaper DIE ZEIT. She lives in Berlin with her family.

Christiane Pieper

Christiane Pieper is a well known German illustrator for whom illustrating children’s books is a dream vocation. She has worked for some of Germany’s most prestigious publishing houses, and has illustrated over 40 books in all, receiving among other recognitions, the Troisdorf Bilderbuchpreis. She is particularly interested in capturing moods and movement in her pictures and revealing the humour in the situations that she depicts. Due to her childhood on a farm, she has a special interest in animals, both by themselves and in their symbolism for human kind. Christiane travels widely and has conducted workshops on illustration in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India. More information under http://www.christiane-pieper.com

Eva Muggenthaler

Eva Muggenthaler was born 1971 in Fürth, studied Illustration in Hamburg. Her picture books Der Schäfer Raul and Der weiße und der schwarze Bär were both nominated for the German Youth Literature Award.

Thomas M. Müller

Thomas M. Müller, born in 1966, studied at the HGB in Leipzig and at the School of Design in Lucerne. In 2005 he became a professor at his Alma Mater in Leipzig. Apart from illustrating books, he has also designed posters, cartoons and graphics. An artist of international renown, his works have been part of exhibtions held in Warsaw, Moscow, Mexico City, Venice, Paris, New York and Tokyo.

Tobias Krejtschi

Tobias Krejtschi, born in 1980 in Dresden, studied Illustration in Hamburg. Still a student he won different illustration contests. Clever Mama Sambona, his first picture book, was nominated for the “Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis“ (German Youth Literature Award) and won the Troisdorf Picture Book Award. Illustrator’s own website

Ulf K.

Ulf K. was born in 1969 in Oberhausen, Germany, right in the heart of the Ruhrgebiet. It was there, in the shadows of the blast furnaces, that he spent his childhood and adolescence, as well as studied graphic design at the University of Essen. In 1996, he was briefly pulled to Paris, but became so homesick that he quickly fled back to the shade of his beloved blast furnaces. Today the artist lives with his family in Düsseldorf and is one of the most talented new comic artists in Germany. In 2004, Ulf K. was awarded the Max and Moritz Prize as Best German-Language Cartoonist at the International Comic Salon in Erlangen.

More information on http://ulf-k.blogspot.de/

Werner Holzwarth

Werner Holzwarth was born in 1947. He holds a chair for Visual Communication at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. He is also a writer: his picture book The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew it was None of his Business has been a worldwide success. It has been translated into 27 languages and sold more than 2,5 million copies worldwide.

Wolf Erlbruch

Wolf Erlbruch was born in Wuppertal in 1948. He studied graphic design at the Folkwangschule für Gestaltung in Essen. After graduating in 1974 he worked as a freelance illustrator in the advertising industry.
Since the end of the 1980s Erlbruch has been writing and illustrating children’s books. In 1990 he was appointed a professor at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences and since 1997 he has been a professor of illustration at Bergische Universität in Wuppertal.
His second picture book, “The Story of the Little Mole Who Went in Search of Whodunit” (text by Werner Holzwarth, 1990), brought him a nomination for the Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis. He has since published a large number of picture books. For his complete works the artist received the special prize awarded on the occasion of the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in 2003 and the Hans Christian Andersen Prize in 2006. Wolf Erlbruch lives with his family in Wuppertal.

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Antje Damm

Antje Damm was born in Wiesbaden in 1965, she studied architecture in Wiesbaden, worked and lived as a freelance architect in Berlin and Nuremberg and today lives near Gießen with her husband and their four daughters. One senses her strong bond to children and their way of thinking in her books. Her question book Ask Me! has been translated into twelve languages, selling more than 170,000 copies across the world!

Nadia Budde

Nadia Budde was born in Berlin in 1967. After completing secondary school she apprenticed as a retail display designer. She began studying graphic arts at the Berlin College of Art in Weissensee in 1992 and later studied at the Royal College of Art in London. She completed her degree in 2000 and since then has worked independently as an illustrator in Berlin.
Her first picture book, “Eins zwei drei Tier”, was published in 1999 and received several awards. Since then she has published more picture books, all of which have been very successful. Her books have been translated into several languages. Nadia Budde lives with her family in Berlin.

Aljoscha Blau

Aljoscha Blau was born in St. Petersburg in 1972 and studied illustration and graphic arts in Hamburg. He has had exhibitions in Paris, New York, Hamburg and Bologna and has illustrated numerous picture books. Two of his books were awarded the “Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis” and his book Rote Wangen (Aufbau Verlag) received the Bologna Ragazzi Award. More information under www.aljoschablau.com

Rotraut Susanne Berner

Rotraut Susanne Berner was born in Stuttgart in 1948. She studied graphic design at the Munich University of Applied Sciences. After completing her studies she worked in advertising, and has worked independently as a graphic designer and illustrator since 1977.
She has very successfully illustrated many books, including such works as “Sonntagskind” by Gudrun Mebs and “Als die Welt noch jung war” by Jürg Schubiger. She is particularly interested in picture books that tell children’s stories without words. This has led to such books as her “Wimmelbücher” series.
Berner has received many honours and awards for her works, including three nominations for the Hans Christian Andersen Prize, a nominatin for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and a special award for her complete works on the occasion of the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in 2006.

Jutta Bauer

Jutta Bauer was born in Volksdorf, a suburb of Hamburg, in 1955. She studied illustration at the Hamburg University for Applied Sciences from 1975 until 1981. In 1980 she became a member of a group of illustrators in Hamburg, the “Hamburger Illustratorengruppe”.
She published her first picture books in 1981, worked for various publishing houses and magazines, and began drawing for animated films in 1991.
Among her best-known works are her illustrations for the “Juli” series by Kirsten Boie. She has illustrated some 40 books and received many awards. Her book Schreimutter won the German Youth Literature Award in 2001. In 2009 she was awarded the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis for her complete works and she received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration in 2010. Today Jutta Bauer lives and works as an artist in Hamburg.

Sonja Wimmer

Sonja loves painting pictures and telling stories. After studying and working some years as a graphic designer in her hometown Munich and Brussels, she decided to pack her suitcase and move to Barcelona to study Illustration at the “Llotja” Arts and Crafts School. Since then she lives between brushes and all kinds of wonderful tales, working as freelance illustrator for publishing houses and other clients around the world. Over the last years various of her books have been awarded in the United States.

More information under www.sonjawimmer.com

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Tobias Krejtschi

Tobias Krejtschi, born in 1980 in Dresden, studied Illustration in Hamburg. Still a student he won various illustration contests. Clever Mama Sambona (Die schlaue Mama Sambona), his first picture book, was nominated for the German Children’s Literature Award and has also won the Troisdorf Picture Book Award. www.tobiaskrejtschi.de

Susanne Göhlich

Susanne Göhlich, born in Jena in 1972, lives in Leipzig. She started drawing whilst studying History of Art in Leipzig and stuck to it. Today she works as a freelance illustrator of posters, children’s and school books. Moritz Verlag published her board book “Words of the Bible” and Klett Kinderbuch her illustrations to the splendid series “The Wild Dwarves”.

 

Ina Krabbe

Ina Krabbe was born in Bremen in 1967. She studied history, philosophy, economics and architecture and worked in a book shop and a PR agency before she started doing what she had always liked best. drawing and writing.. She lives and works in a small village near Bremen with her wife, children and three chickens.
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Jutta Bauer

was born in Volksdorf, a suburb of Hamburg, in 1955. She studied illustration at the Hamburg University for Applied Sciences from 1975 until 1981. In 1980 she became a member of a group of illustrators in Hamburg, the “Hamburger Illustratorengruppe”.
She published her first picture books in 1981, worked for various publishing houses and magazines, and began drawing for animated films in 1991.
Among her best-known works are her illustrations for the “Juli” series by Kirsten Boie. She has illustrated some 40 books and received many awards. Her book Schreimutter won the German Youth Literature Award in 2001. In 2009 she was awarded the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis for her complete works and she received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration in 2010. Today Jutta Bauer lives and works as an artist in Hamburg.

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Antje Damm

born in Wiesbaden in 1965, she studied architecture in Wiesbaden, worked and lived as a freelance architect in Berlin and Nuremberg and today lives near Gießen with her husband and their four daughters. One senses her strong bond to children and their way of thinking in her books. Her question book Ask Me! has been translated into twelve languages, selling more than 170,000 copies across the world!

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Nadia Budde

was born in Berlin in 1967. After completing secondary school she apprenticed as a retail display designer. She began studying graphic arts at the Berlin College of Art in Weissensee in 1992 and later studied at the Royal College of Art in London. She completed her degree in 2000 and since then has worked independently as an illustrator in Berlin.

Her first picture book, “Eins zwei drei Tier”, was published in 1999 and received several awards. Since then she has published more picture books, all of which have been very successful. Her books have been translated into several languages. Nadia Budde lives with her family in Berlin.

Nadia Budde has won the prestigious Hans-Meid-Prize in 2013, which is awarded for prestigious achievements in book design and illustration. It is only awarded every two years. The jury: “The award winner is a voice of originality and power whose books address a very young, young and adult readership with undisguised character and wit. Her expressive, distinctive and lively stroke reveals refined observation skills and passionate graphic stylisation.”

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