For more than 20 years we represent selected
artists from all around the world, who cover all
kinds of different styles of illustration.

We know every single artist personally and do
know who is the most suitable illustrator for
any kind of project.

We keep an eye on timings and help accomplish the best possible result.

We are the link between client and artist.
We make sure that every project runs smoothly.

We are Alexandra, Janna, Julia, Steffi,
Sabrina and Corinna and we are looking
forward to your call:

+49 (0)40 250 40 50
Alexandra Maul
Alexandra has an eye for detail and has worked to the highest standards ever since she first joined the agency. Both our clients and our artists enjoy working with her because of the positive and cheerful attitude that she applies to every single job.
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What was the most exciting 
job so far?
This record is being held by a campaign for Opel, for which 2 artists delivered several graffitis. They were sprayed onto walls and afterwards they did a “making of”. The job went on for months at that time and it was great to see the results in the end. In advertising as well as on TV.

What does the perfect job look like? Getting the inquiry, finding the right artist immediately. Creatives and artist have a good chemistry, the results are a blast and everybody is happy!

How did you join Die Illustratoren? Thoroughly with good relations. My sister took me on board while I was still at University.

Where would you be, if you were 
not at Die Illustratoren?
2 Options- I initially wanted to become a lector in a publishing house. Otherwise I would have emigrated to Canada.

Career/Apprenticeship/Studies? 
I was born in Hamburg, finished school with Abitur, studied Anglistics and German and while doing that, started working in the agency already.
Hobbies? I spend all my leisure time in the summer at and on the Baltic Sea with family and friends.

What does your desk look like?
Well, there are definitely people who are more tidy than me. I need a little mess around me.

Who would you like to meet? 
Herbert Grönemeyer, but I do know that I could not think of a single thing to say once he sits in front of me.

You can go back in time- 
where would you go? 
Berlin in the roaring 20s!
What kind of music do you listen to? Unfortunately I can´t recommend unknown new bands as I listen to a lot of mainstream stuff.

Do you collect anything? 
No.

Do you have a favorite game? Honestly, I think that games are quite a waste of time. Sometimes I have to play, but only for my daughter I try enjoying it.

Hidden talents?
Knitting!

Store: Hallhuber
Food: Veggies from the oven
Drink: Pinot Gris

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Steffi Rauch
A unique idea is a thing of beauty to Steffi, and she loves seeing great concepts turned into successful creative projects. She joined our team after 10 years in the Hamburg design industry, which gives her an in-depth understanding of how our clients work and exactly what they require.
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What does the perfect job look like?
A wonderful idea, a decent budget, creatives with enthusiasm, a happy client and a content illustrator make a job perfect.

Career/Apprenticeship/Studies? I studied communication design and worked for about 10 years in advertising agencies in Hamburg.

Hobbies? 
Cooking, Eating, Enjoying. Going out into nature, travelling by bike, new countries and trekking. 


What does your desk look like? Phone, Scrapbook, Calendar


You can go back in time –
where would you go?
Everything was better in the past, but I actually like the present quite a lot. I would not want to miss todays conveniences or the medical and hygienic standards. I would much prefer a short trip into the future, but…

What kind of music do you listen to? I can´t name just one style or artist. There are always new musicians coming up and the music scene would not be as noisy without the heroes of the past. Deichkind, Faith No More, Roxy Music, The Streets, Kate Tempest, Steven Wilson, Zugezogen Maskulin

Food: Tasty and always a great place to be: Off Club/ Madame X, Sichuan-Hunan-kitchen: Der Chinese am Fleet (Borstelmannsweg 77)
Drink: Great Cappuccino! Black Delight, Nice drinks for enjoyable nights: Le Lion, Bar de Paris and enjoying drink in a living room atmosphere: Mr. Ape.
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Julia Freudenthal
Julia loves talking to clients and illustrators, making sure commissions run as smoothly as possible. Her background in graphic design gives her a clear understanding of the creative process and she approaches her work with energy, resilience and a touch of humour
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What was the most exciting 
job so far?
So far I want to name the website for kinder surprise with Tobias Wüstefeld, which is still running and lots of new elements are being added. In addition to that there are already many posters with the kinder surprise egg by now. Also the Where’s Waldo like image for the Hamburger Sparkasse with Sebastian Iwohn is one of my favorites. The image is visible in all of Hamburg and I could even give my family Christmas presents wrapped in the wrapping paper from this job.

What does the perfect job look like? It starts with the briefing- sometimes we have to work with very poor informations which makes it difficult to provide a good consultation and a definite quote. With a nice idea behind the job and when I find the matching artist it will certainly become a great job.

Career/Apprenticeship/Studies? 
I actually started “on the other side”. After an apprenticeship as media designer, I have worked in an agency for a while and covered all steps from layout to the final artwork.

How did you join Die Illustratoren? Coincidence or just good luck? Alexandra called me regarding my online application. After the interview I had the choice between working in an advertising agency again or going into a new direction with Die Illustratoren.

Where would you be, if you were not at Die Illustratoren?
I would probably work in an advertising agency as grafic designer or maybe art director? Or I would be self employed.

Hobbies? 
My biggest hobby and real passion is photography. I started out with stills- flowers, landscapes and macro shots. By now I like working with people much more- the results are conceptual and fine art, images that tell a story. Often I work for music bands from Hamburg. 

Do you collect anything? 
Well, books. I need a good book in my bookshelf. Bad books can leave it just as fast when I need space for new and good ones.

What kind of music do you listen to? Among others : Blues-, Alternative-Rock, Progressive-, Folk-Metal and Electro-Swing

Café: Mathilde Café
Food: Burger
Drink: Coffee in the morning, Mate at lunch and sometimes Gin at night
Artist: Brooke Shaden (Photographer)
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Janna Kruetzer
Sometimes the best things happen entirely by chance. With legal training and a degree in art history, Janna never envisaged becoming an illustration agent, however her administrative skills and understanding of art make her an excellent one. She empathises with clients and illustrators alike.
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What was the most exciting
job so far?
A client who wanted to open a sexshop on the Canaries worked with Nick Diggory. Nick, who lives in Australia send all skribbles to me and because of the time difference I started every day with cute little dildos in my inbox. I learned a lot …

What does the perfect job look like? Nice artbuying, perfect briefing with detailed informations about the content of the image, the size, the usage and some moods. A smooth handling and in the end happy clients and happy artists!

How did you join Die Illustratoren? Corinna and Alexandra were looking for a new employee and I was looking for a job.

Where would you be, if you were not with Die Illustratoren?
An expert for celebrities and royals. Lighthouse keeper, owner of a Polynesian Island. With a powerful glasfibre that´s all possible at once.

Career/Apprenticeship/Studies? Abitur, Studies in Anglistics and philosophy. Apprenticeship as legal assistant in order to do something decent, studies in art history (enough with the decent stuff). To become a Jack of all trades you need to have stuck your nose into everything.
Hobbies? Watching series and sleeping- unfortunately I don´t have as much time for both as I would like to.

What does your desk look like? Slightly untidy, post its that remind me of important things, coffee cup and 2 stress balls which Steffi works into different funny shapes for me every evening.

Who would you like to meet?
I don´t really know. I rather avoid people and can´t stand small talk.
You can go back in time- where would you go? I would much rather go into the future. 100 years would be totally sufficient.

What kind of music do you listen to?
I pick and choose the best of everything. I don´t want to be stuck with anything in particular- the question for the music taste is often one which puts you into certain drawers.

Do you collect anything? 
No! I don´t like any kind of dust catchers.

Do you have a favorite game? 
Skib-Bo. This game is so simple that you can play it at 5 a.m. with your room mates but tricky enough that friendships might fail over it. 


Hidden talents?
I don´t age. That´s neither hidden nor a talent- but a great trick!

Store: I buy everything online.
Café: I don’t know Hamburg.
Food: Gummi bears
Drink: Coke
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Sabrina Schekerka
Sabrina truly enjoys dealing with people. With us she can outlive her talent in communication in it´s best sense. Her professional past in the hotel business was a great contribution to that, of course. In her spare time Sabrina likes to travel the world and to write and sing music.
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What does the perfect job look like?

My perfect job has actually not the focus on a certain activity, but much more being in a positive working atmosphere with nice colleagues. In additional to that it’s very important for me having an open-minded and honest contact with each other, as well as a good communication between everyone.



Career/Apprenticeship/Studies?

After a three years stay in Kiel/Germany, in which I advanced my commercial education with setting the main focus on communication and economics, I decided to go back to my roots and moved to Hamburg/Germany. I started to work in a quite small boutique hotel and was in charge for the administration as well as for the guest-satisfaction. For me it’s been great working in this sort of business, but I found out that I’m not really keen on such shift works, spontaneously jumping in’s for colleagues and working on public-holidays. These things really doesn’t belong to my strengths. In January 2017 I finally decided to quit the employment I had and went to England for a while.



How did you join Die Illustratoren?

After I ended working in the hotel, for traveling and discovering new cultures, I was looking for something new, which would demand me both mentally and personally. Corinna invited me in her office, we have had a very nice chat and we found out, that we are very well together. So I beached on this lovely place.

Where would you be, if you were not at Die Illustratoren?

Probably I would have decided being self-employed as merchandise-assistant and tour manager for bands again. Before I started to work in the hotel, I followed this field of activity for a longer while and it’s been always very exciting for me being on tour. Though it’s a pity not being able to join concerts of your favourite bands anymore, because you are constantly somewhere else. That´s why I seperated work from my love to music and was looking for a job in a different business.

Hobbies?
I am equally a very introvert as well as also an extrovert person. I find it hard being fascinated of huge parties or noisy discotheques, though I am a big fan of handmade rock music, that’s why I do like to join concerts a lot. As a singer in my own small band, I try to find a different way to artistically implement, therefore I do write my own lyrics and in addition to that I learn to play the guitar.

Clubs/Bars: in my opinion the „Freetime“ in Jyväskylä/Finnland is the multifaceted club I’ve ever been to. Nowhere else you could find a poker table, mirror maze, karaoke bar, concert stage , striptease rods and such a multicultural bunch of lovely human beings in one place // My favourite local bar in Hamburg called „Joy“ and is in Uhlenhorst ... probably the best place to meet lovely strangers.

Café: „Literary Cafe“ in Sankt Petersburg, „Herr Max“ in Hamburg and the Café Frish in Kiel ... which does no longer exist anymore unfortunately.

Food: viet cuisine, vegan dishes.

Drinks: freshly brewed mint tea.

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Corinna Hein
After founding her own agency in Germany, Corinna partnered with Illustration Ltd in 1995 and has never looked back. Die ILLUSTRATOREN is now one of the largest agencies in the German market. You’ll find Corinna cooperative and friendly, and she loves seeing illustration used on a massive scale.
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What was the most exciting 
job so far?
Every day we receive exciting and interesting jobs. It´s hard for me to pick just one. The job in itself is always great and thrilling, because no inquiry is like the one before.

What does the perfect job look like?
 A job that involves a nice and fulfilling challenge for the artist and a job where the client is happy with the result. All that coming together with a good fee - that´s a wonderful job for everybody!

Why did you found Die Illustratoren? 
I just had to start it, because there was no other way for me. It was a very important mission for me and I was sure that I would have good chances to become successful with it. 

Where would you be, if you were not at Die Illustratoren? 
On holidays.

Career/Apprenticeship/Studies? 
Trained dental technician, self-taught agent for illustrators. 


Hobbies? 
Going out for dinner with or at friends. Cooking and inviting friends. Reading, watching stupid TV shows, parties, travelling and going to the movies. 


What does your desk look like? My desk is made of light wood. A Macintosh stands on it and a painted portrait of my husband. I look out into a romantic little garden with lots of ivy, a deck and a little playhouse on stilts.

Who would you like to meet? 
I have a hard time to just pick one person. I would be really interested in joining an Oscar night and meeting so many celebrities at once.

You can go back in time – 
where would you go?
The 20s in Berlin would definitely be worth the trip, but to go through central Hamburg in the middle of the 70s again and to look what has changed would be extremely thrilling.

What kind of music do 
you listen to?
My daughter playing her compositions with the piano.

Do you collect anything? 
No, I used to collect lily vases many years ago and still have them, but now I don´t collect anything.

Do you have a favorite game? Scrabble?

Hidden talents? 
Clairvoyance? No, just kidding! I show everything that I can do, but I have not sewed in a long time and I think I can do that quite well. I think I should start doing it again soon.


Store: I buy everything online.
Café: Eiscafé La Serenissima
Food: Itailian, Asian, Regional
Drink: Crémant
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