Biography

I make books, comics and games.

I was born in Germany. As a child I spent a lot of my time inventing and making things with my family. I developed a strong interest in science and technology as well as traditional methods and crafts. My mother is an author and editor of primary school textbooks, and I began to learn how to teach art and literacy by assisting her from an early age. My main specialisation remains interactivity and encouragement of creativity in a range of media.

After reading American Literature and Linguistics at Bonn university, I emigrated to England. I studied illustration here and now hold a Master’s degree in Authorial Illustration from Falmouth College of Arts.

My first book was published in 2001. Since then I have written and/or illustrated over a dozen picture books and a graphic novel.
My books have been translated and published internationally and  won awards, most notably two shortlistings for the CILIP Kate Greenaway, winner of the 2016 Little Rebels Award and an IBBY Honour  List nomination for illustration in 2018.

design games and interactive installations which have featured at events on South Bank and international games festivals.
I have worked as a lecturer at multiple universities, teaching illustration and game design, most recently at Plymouth University and Goldsmiths College.

I live and work in Croydon, London.