Maria is an illustrator and author with an animation background.
After graduating 2007 from the University of Media in Stuttgart in Audiovisual Media, she started working as a freelance animation artist. Maria worked on award winning projects such as "The Gruffalo".
In 2011 she went after her dream of drawing all day. Shortly after leaping into her illustration career her first author-illustrator-project "Schlafplatz gesucht!", was published by Bohem Press. In 2017 she authored her first chapter book "Zoës Welt - Das war ich nicht, das war schon so" published by cbj/Random House Germany.
Maria loves creating illustrations with a strong narrative, colourful and beautifully composed to entertain children and adults alike.
With her three children and spouse she lives in a tiny village in southern Germany where fox and hare bid each other goodnight.
Clients include: Big Cat HarperCollins, Picture Kelpies an imprint of Floris Books, Kerle Verlag, Herder Verlag, HABA, Connect Marketing, Bohem Press, Magination Press, American Greetings, Aladdin / Simon & Schuster, Clavis Books, Oxford University Press, Roth GmbH, Parragon, Heilemann Confiserie, cbj Verlag/Verlagsgruppe Randomhouse, Ueberreuter/Annette Betz Verlag, Lesniak|Swan, Highlights Magazine, Ladybug Magazine, FISCHER Duden Kinderbuch, ellermann im Dressler Verlag, Gabriel Verlag, Arena Verlag, Coppenrath Verlag, HOLP GmbH, Neckarufer Verlag, Free Spirit Publishing, Oetinger Verlag.
2013 Nautilus Silver Award for "Ben's Flying Flowers"
2013 Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award for "Healing Days"
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