After studying illustration at the Ruhrakademie in Schwerte, Andreas took a series of further training courses and learned how to use 3D software. He still enjoys taking further training and updating his skills.
Andreas is a fully digital illustrator and is a master of tools like Cinema 4D and Photoshop. Using them, he creates machines, scenes and entire worlds to use in his illustrations.
Whether he’s designing a robotic fish or putting the finishing touches to a complex car illustration, Andreas strives for hyper-realism. It’s part of his practical nature, and his engineering background shines through in many of his works. Filled with cogs, gears, levers and pulleys – there’s always a sense that his creations would actually work in the real world.
Question: What drew you to illustration/design? Andreas: I can´t do anything else. Question: Do you have any formal design training? Andreas: You can call me Diploma-Designer. Question: Where do you live? Andreas: In Witten, which is located about 5 Minutes from the Ruhr-University in Bochum. Question: Can you describe your studio for me? Andreas: Usually it´s the controlled chaos. Question: What is your biggest inspiration? Andreas: Old photographs, old magazines and prospects or the photorealists of the 60s and 70s. Question: How do you get the best ideas? Andreas: I don´t really know. They just appear! Question: What technique do you use? Andreas: Exclusively 3D, Cinema 4D V.11. Question: Tell us about a favorite project you have recently completed. Andreas: Every project has a very interesting part. (Well, most of the times) Question: What would be your dream job/Commission? Andreas: I just do what I get. Question: Who are your illustration heroes? Andreas: Dennis Hoper, Andy Warhol, Richard Estes. Question: Do you keep a sketchbook? Andreas: I just don´t know where it is at the moment. But I really scetch on anything that I can find. Question: What are your hobbies? Andreas: American Oldtimers of the 60s and 70s. Question: If you were not an illustrator, what would you be? Andreas: Is there any alternative? Question: If you could travel back in time, where would you go to? Andreas: End of 60s, or early 70s would be great- even though I kind of know it. Question: What kind of music do you listen to? Andreas: Anything with electric guitars like the Rolling Stones and such. Question: What is the funniest thing you have ever done? Andreas: Answering these questions! Question: If you won the lottery, would you still work as illustrator? Andreas: Yes, of course! Question: Do you collect anything? Andreas: See hobbies. Question: Do you have a favorite game?Andreas: Call of Duty 1-4.
Mercedes AMG, Bosch, TUI Cruises, Saturn, Aral, Procter & Gamble, Novartis, BMW, Hasseröder, Olympus, DEKAFavourites
: meine Rechenmaschinen oder zöllige Steckschlüssel
: Musee d´Orsay
: La Molisana Trementino, Witten Herbede
: egal, solange es von Simone zubereitet wurde!