Stephan Schmitz


Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
I was asked to visualize a feeling of fatigue after a year of lockdowns, re-openings, home office and all kinds of social restrictions. The image needed to work as an eye-catcher, symbolizing the mental state in which many germans found themselves in.

How was the illustration used:
Editorial full page

How did you make this work:
Sketching on paper, color roughs and finalization in photoshop

Commissioner Name :
Focus Magazin (Germany)
Commissioner Company :
Focus Magazin (Germany)

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Currently Based:
Zürich, Switzerland

Stephan Schmitz was born in 1983 in the Dominican Republic to a German father and a Swiss mother. He studied Illustration at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Stephan specialises in making initially simple images convey reams of information. This ability has made him very popular for editorial and advertising work.