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.
Knut Maibaum

Knut Maibaum

Question: What drew you to illustration/design? Knut: I had quit my job as commercial employee, got my exams at school and stopped studying biology and geography when I remembered that my dream had always been to do this job where there is no boss- freelance illustrator. Question: Do you have any formal design training? Knut: Yes, I studied in Hamburg "Armgartstrasse"- afterwards I taught drawing, sketching. Question: Where do you live? Knut: In Hamburg - Winterhude, close to the city and the city park. Question: Can you describe your studio for me? Knut: About 30 sqm with the morning sun coming in, which is very convenient because I much rather work in the afternoon and the direct light is not too good for the work. Question: What is your biggest inspiration? Knut: When the briefing is pretty tight and I still want to work my own ideas into it. Question: How do you get the best ideas? Knut: While I do the dishes. Question: What technique do you use? Knut: I like mixing everything. Pencils, paint brush, Airbrush and the computer. Question: Tell us about a favorite project you have recently completed. Knut: A large sticker for the floor with 3D effect, which was put into Hamburg train stations. Question: Do you keep a sketchbook? Knut: Clearly yes, several! Unfortunately I did not use them as much lately. Question: If you were not an illustrator, what would you be? Knut: Definitely a teacher, I seem to have this pedagogic side. Question: What is the funniest thing you have ever done? Knut: The funniest illustration was definitely a running cow with a wildly wiggling udder. Question: Do you collect anything? Knut: Oh yes, experiences and impressions.

Ausgewählte Kunden:
Trumpf, Coca Cola, Storck, Queisser, Cornelsen Verlag, Novartis, Bahlsen, Tchibo, Vaillant

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