Lukas’s father was an artist too, so he grew up in and around a creative studio. He trained in design and has worked in agencies as both a designer and an art director, and is rigorous and professional with every brief he tackles. His passions include lists and statistics, and his mascot is the moose – a big paper model of a moose head looks over him as he works. Lukas also loves games of chance, and even has his own slot machine – a gift from his father.
He 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 hand-made and digital techniques to create something new.
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 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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