Tim Weiffenbach studied communication design, majoring in illustration. His diploma was about the 7 sins of death. He illustrates for all kinds of well known agencies, publishers and companies.
His motto is: "Unite two things that have no connection and you get the unexpected"
Question: What drew you to illustration/design? Tim: Usually the question is: "When did you start drawing?" And my answer is: "When did you stop? Question: Do you have any formal design training? Tim: Yes, I studied visual communication in Darmstadt, main subject: Illustration. Question: Where do you live? Tim: In Steinbach, close to Frankfurt/Main. Question: Can you describe your studio for me? Tim: Sometimes it´s functionally tidy, mostly it´s full of organized, visual noise. Question: What is your biggest inspiration? Tim: Life. Question: How do you get the best ideas? Tim: By squeezing a theme like a lemon in my head. Question: What technique do you use? Tim: With thinking. Or with anything digital I can get. Question: Tell us about a favorite project you have recently completed. Tim: A corporate movie for VW. Tight timing, excellent creatives, professional execution, fantastic result and well payed. Question: What would be your dream job/Commission? Tim: The cover for the New Yorker. The accolade for any illustrator. Question: Who are your illustration heroes? Tim: There are many: Flora, Shag, Moebius, Kolk to name a few. Question: Do you keep a sketchbook? Tim: Not really. I train my brain. Question: What are your hobbies? Tim: Collecting comics, watching strange movies and listening to odd music. No more time for golfing. Question: If you were not an illustrator, what would you be? Tim: Definitely not a brain surgeon. An astronaut. Question: Who would you like to meet? Tim: I´ve had Tarantino, so Jesus maybe? Question: If you could travel back in time, where would you go to? Tim: 50´s and 60´s. Question: What kind of music do you listen to? Tim: Einstürzende Neubauten, NIN, Adam Ant, Michael Nyman, Hurts. Question: What is the funniest thing you have ever done? Tim: I ran through Frankfurt as a smurf, was photographed by Japanese and sang in a Karaoke Bar. Next day it was in the newspaper. Question: If you won the lottery, would you still work as illustrator? Tim: Why not? Question: Do you collect anything? Tim: Useless knowledge. Question: Do you have a favorite game? Tim: Online: Wipeout Fusion. Offline: The Settlers of Catan.
AIDA, American Express, Berliner Bank, BMW, Commerzbank, Draeger, Douglas, Ernst & Young, Ferrero, Gruner&Jahr, Kaufland, KPMG, L&M, Lufthansa, Merck, Nestlé, Porsche, Universal, VW...,
ARBEITSWERKZEUG: Mein Kopf
KUNSTGALERIE: Frankfurter Schirn
LADEN: Terminal Entertainment, FFM
CAFE: Wakker, Wiesbaden
ESSEN: Pfannkuchen robust