RESUME

 

Education      

2009-2011: MA program in Illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City within the Fulbright program.  

2003-2007: Diploma Degree Program at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences with specialization in Animation - graduated with merit in June 2007

Summary Qualifications:

Reliable and passionate artist with experience in editorial, children’s books and concept art illustration as well as the apparel industry, comics and animation. Experienced in leading teams in big projects, such as animated shorts and comic book collaborations. Proficient in graphic computer programs and experienced work methods in digital illustration. Emphasizes the cinematic and narrative qualities of illustration.

Professional Experience as Freelance Illustrator:

2012: Regular Webcomic for www.dorkly.com and www.the-gutters.com

2011- present: Regular comic strip for the magazine of the University of Graz, Austria.

2011: Contributed art to the publication honoring the Eisner-nominated DC Comic Transmetropolitan.

2010-Present : Creates weekly editorial illustrations for the Austrian newspaper G7.

2010-Present: Designs for shirt competition webpages such as Threadless, Shirt.woot, Teefury and others. So far, more than 15 shirts have been printed, with sales of over ten thousand units.

2009: Illustrated a series of colorful works for the State Museum in Styria, Austria. The illustrations were part of the Absolutely Free exhibition which explored young artist’s views on the 60ies and Woodstock.

2007: Produced animation sequences for Barbara Caspar’s documentary movie Who is Afraid of Kathy Acker (in cooperation with artist Jörg Vogeltanz) – screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.


2006: Collaborated with independent animator Bill Plympton on his animated short Shut Eye Hotel.

Publications:

2009: Collaborated with two writers to create a children’s cookbook entitled Magical Recipes with Nellie and Nick – produced more than 40 illustrations. Publisher: Heyn, Austria.  

2008: Illustrated and wrote Xoth – the unspeakable City, a 70 pages, full color graphic novel based on the stories of author HP Lovecraft. Publisher: Zwerchfell, Germany.

2006-Present: Illustrated more than ten short stories for comic anthologies in Austria and Germany for magazines such as Comigate, Jazaam, Panik Elektro and others.   

2002: Illustrated Urbanity, a 20 pages noir comic published by indie publisher Prequel promoting young artists.

Awards/Exhibitions:

2012: Accepted into the American Illustration 31 annual book with Mister Poe’s Guilt Trip.

2011: Accepted into the Illustrator 54 exhibition and gallery catalogue of the Society of Illustrators in New York with piece entitled Mister Poe’s Guilt Trip.

2011: Won the South Park Fan Art contest. 15 pieces were chosen by artist Ron English from thousands of applicants to be exhibited at the San Diego Comic Con 2011.

2011: Exhibited at the Illustration West show, Society of Illustrators LA

2009: Received the Fulbright scholarship for the MA Illustration program in New York.

2009: Won first price for the comic short The Artefact at the Next Comic Festival in Linz, cultural capital 2009.     

2008: Exhibited at An Exhibition of Unspeakable Things- a Tribute to HP Lovecraft in the museum Maison d‘Ailleurs (Science-Fiction Museum) in the city of Yverdon-les-Bains.

2005: Won first Price for an autobiographical Comic titled Confused in India about a journey to India, published 2006 in anthology paperback. Publisher: Schwarzer Turm, Germany.

2004: Exhibited at the International Comicfestival Erlangen with a short story.

2004: Won audience Prize for animated short Bloody Fish at the student’s film festival Filmriss in Salzburg, Austria.


Work in Education:

2011: Invited to the University of Portland, OR to give a lecture about work and life.

2008-2009: Lectured Drawing Comics, a class at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Part of the class was the completion of a comic.

2007-2008: Organized comic workshops for school classes of every age in different cities all over Austria, for example Linz, Vienna and Graz.