Andreas comes from the Rurh region of the country – an area he loves because the people are plainspoken and down to earth, just like his work. He’s influenced by the photorealist painters of the 1960s, and by photographers like Stephen Shore and Joachim Brohm. Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture, designs by Norman Bel Geddes and the steampunk aesthetic also inspire him.
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 for his clients.
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!