I am delighted you want to find out more about me personally, however please talk to my agents about commissions as they handle all of that for me. I look forward to working with you.
KATENA Studios

KATENA Studios

Question: What drew you to illustration/design? KATENA: I have always wanted to do something creative. When I first heard that there is the profession „illustrator“, I knew immediately that that was exactly what I want to do. Question: Do you have any formal design training? KATENA: Yes, I studied illustration in Nuremberg at the TH Georg Simon Ohm. Question: Where do you live? KATENA: In Nuremberg. Question: Can you describe your studio for me? KATENA: Creative chaos, lots of colorful paintings on the wall, some from me, some from others for inspiration. Chilly music or a podcast in the background. Question: How do you get the best ideas? KATENA: By reading a briefing and doing some research on it. Afterwards it´s good to do something different, like walking, sleeping or taking a shower. That´s how the mind runs free. Question: Who or what is your biggest inspiration? KATENA: Life itself. It´s important to find a balance between work and leasure time, otherwise the ideas dry out. Question: What technique do you use? KATENA: Mainly with the computer. But also I like drawing by hand. Question: Tell us about a favorite project you have recently completed. KATENA: Currently I am still working on a creative magazine, together with friends in Nuremberg. We even won a little sponsorship. It´s great fun to develop an entire CI by yourself. Question: What would be your dream job/commission? KATENA: That would be a large scale comic project. Either in the field of journalism or fictional. That would be very appealing to me. Question: Who are your illustration heroes? KATENA: Rebecca Sugar, Pendleton Ward, Dina Rodriguez, Loz (Idle Letters) and last but not least Lisa Congdon. Question: Do you keep a sketch book? Several, at the same time. Question: What are your hobbies? KATENA: Reading comics, playing video games and travelling. Question: If you were not an illustrator, what would you be? KATENA: Probably something else creative. Question: Who would you like to meet? KATENA: Marlene Dietrich! Question: If you could travel back in time, where would you go to? KATENA: I would visit myself as teenager to give myself some good advice and tell me that everything is going to be just fine. Question: What kind of music do you listen to? KATENA: Recently I have discovered Japanese City Pop. Perfect for summer! Question: What is the funniest thing you have ever done? KATENA: That´s nothing you should talk about in the internet ;). Question: If you won the lottery, would you still work as illustrator? KATENA: Yes! Illustrations, comics and some crazy art projects. Question: Do you collect anything? KATENA:Games consoles. Question: Do you have a favorite game? KATENA: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Ausgewählte Kunden:
AIDA Cruises, Beck's, Emotion Verlag, Smart Daimler, McKinsey & Company, VW

Website: YouTube
Arbeitswerkzeug: Stift und Papier
Kunstgalerie: Tate Modern, London
Laden: Ultra Comix, Nürnberg
Cafe: Café Katz
Essen: Japanische Ramen Nudelsuppe
Getränk: Schwarzer Tee mit Hafermilch