Biography

I love comics and cartoons, my biggest skills are portraying and drawing caricatures, humans are my subject. My great abilities are quick wit and intuitive recognition. In the course of my artistic career I have developed a vast variety of styles depending on specific tasks, my professional work is characterized by permanent development. My artistic spectrum includes live art at various events, caricatures, portraits, illustrations, development of logos, cartoon and comicbook art as well as aquarell, oil and mixed techniques.

A big highlight in my artistic career was my participation in the production of the partly animated documentary “The 5 Powers”, including a 48-page comicbook, which tells the story of Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Chan Khong und Alfred Hassler and addresses Vitnam War, Buddhism and non violent action.

In my free time I read a lot, my interests are all-embracing and I am singing and playing harp (harmonica) with my band Fuzzy Riot.


1964

born in Steyr

1982
AHS Matura

1982 – 1986
Inscription art history at the University of Vienna,
Fieldwork in the Viennese local scene

1986 – 1987
Psychology in Graz

1986 – 1992
Self-educated training, Freelancing, layout, illustrations and comics for JG Wien, GPA, AI, Fön-X, etc….
Idealistic trial balloon with the newspaper project “Wendezeit”

2002 – 2003
Member of the artist group „artyshock“

seit 1992
Freelance artist, illustrations, storyboards, font and logo design for numerous national and international agencies, businesses and consumers.

Caricatures
for Spoat, Sportwoche, Stiegl, WTV, Kelly´s, etc.

Quick caricatures
for maxmobil, Libro, Asset Management, Kleine Zeitung, Erste, Bawag, BA/CA, Lions Club, IBM, DVB, Piestinger Bier, Vaillant, Kotanyi, Interspar, Research Austria Studios, Schenker, Kronen Zeitung and much more

Comics
for Wendezeit, “Literatur gezeichnet”, “Essen wie im Häfn” and “5 Powers” and others

Illustrations and Design
for Sportmagazin, Coca-Cola Amatil, Maresi, Ottakringer, Digital, Baumax, Arbö, Hyundai, Cash Flow, Meinl, Honda, BMW, Radatz, Villacher, M-line, Priority, MMC, Schneiders, et al

Animations
Animated GIF’s for Artyshock and „’s Häferl“ the day care center for ex-prisoners, Characterdesign, Storyboards and Lipsyncs for “5 Powers” and “Planting Seeds”

Thank you for the awesome cooperation
AHA – Puttner Bates, Büro X, CCP Heye, Demner & Merlicek, GGK, Team BBDO, Wirz, PPI, Grill+Gull, Film & Co. and all those that I could not mention. Special thanks to Martin Schicht and its small but excellent advertising agency “Local Communication”. My special thanks to Bernd Hilmar and his web design company “snippypages“.