Lukas studied Communication Design at the University of Trier with a focus on concept work, illustration and typography.
When a project comes in, Lukas figures out what the main area of interest in the image should be, and then chooses a technique and the right media to make that happen. He enjoys mixing media, exploring new and better ways of doing things, and combining handmade and digital techniques to create something new and unique.
Lukas works in a variety of styles, depending on the project and the wishes of his client. He can create work using clean, flat graphics; generate a 3D feel; or produce something that’s highly detailed and organic in its nature. New looks are always being added to his varied portfolio.
Question: What drew you to illustration/design? Lukas: By method of elimination as there was no alternative which could have applied better to my skills. Question: Do you have any formal design training? Lukas: Quite a classic CV: media designer, then communication design and afterwards freelance work. Question: Where do you live? Lukas: I live in Trier, which is Germanys eldest city. Question: Can you describe your studio for me? Lukas: An old building with 2 large windows, a couch and lots of deskspace. Question: What is your biggest inspiration? Lukas: Everyday situations and good conversations. Question: How do you get the best ideas? Lukas: Conincidences. Question: What technique do you use? Lukas: I don´t prefer a specific style. Rather I put the content into focus. This way the outcome is a mixture of different techniques, from which I only get the advantages. Question: Tell us about a favorite project you have recently completed: Lukas: My favorite jobs are those, which I give to myself and can work on them without any guidelines or deadlines. Question: What would be your dream job/Commission? Lukas: I especially like working with people who share my attitude and my passion, regardless of a specific client. Question: Who are your illustration heroes? Lukas: I find artists very inspiring whose work shows that they have really dug deep into the theme and understood it thoroughly. Question: Do you keep a sketchbook? Lukas: Yes, several of them. But I actually like better to work on loose paper, so I can put them side by side and in order.Question: What are your hobbies? Lukas: Meeting friends, music and cooking. Question: If you were not an illustrator, what would you be? Lukas: Real estate agent. Question: Who would you like to meet? Lukas: Sherlock Holmes- I think we would get along well instantly. Question: If you could travel back in time, where would you go to? Lukas: Into the year 1723 to the Pirates of the Carribean to sit on the deck of their ship, drink some rum and talk with them. Aaayyy. Question: What kind of music do you listen to? Lukas: Starting with Rock, Hip-hop and Jazz, old and new, anything as long as it is good! Question: What is the funniest thing you have ever done? Lukas: I am not funny. Question: If you won the lottery, would you still work as illustrator? Lukas: With tax relief in Barbados! Question: Do you collect anything? Lukas: No, I like throwing things out. Question: Do you have a favorite game? Lukas: Tabletop football and horse-racing bet.
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