Question: What drew you to illustration/design? Patrick: I always wanted to do something with drawing or painting. And since it is so difficult to earn money with fine arts, I decided to become an illustrator. Question: Do you have any formal design training? Patrick: I studied graphic design. Question: Where do you live? Patrick: In the very south of Germany. In Sigmaringen, a backwater in the Swabian Alb. Question: Can you describe your studio for me? Patrick: A large, high and light room. But the cleaning is falling a little short. Question: What is your biggest inspiration? Patrick: Life is giving me most inspiration with it ups and downs. Question: How do you get the best ideas? Patrick: Being with friends and talking nonsense. Question: What technique do you use? Patrick: Everything, but digital media. Question: Tell us about a favorite project you have recently completed. Patrick: My personal art therapy. A series I did just for me, working on themes that are relevant to me. Question: What would be your dream job/Commission? Patrick: The cover for "Der Spiegel" or an image campaign for Carhartt. Question: Who are your illustration heroes? Patrick: Gottfried Helnwein, Chuck Close, Sebastian Krüger and some unknown street artists. Question: What are your hobbies? Patrick: Wing Tsun, dogs and art, of course. Question: If you were not an illustrator, what would you be? Patrick: A poor artist. Question: Who would you like to meet? Patrick: Jesus or Superman. Question: If you could travel back in time, where would you go to? Patrick: To the 70´s or the Middle Age. Question: What kind of music do you listen to? Patrick: Soul, Rap and a little Electro. Question: What is the funniest thing you have ever done? Patrick: My daughter. Question: If you won the lottery, would you still work as illustrator? Patrick: Yes, definitely. This job is an attitude towards life. Question: Do you collect anything? Patrick: I tried it with money once… Question: Do you have a favorite game? Patrick: GTA or Red Dead Redemption.
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