Julia Schwarz is a freelance illustrator based in Berlin who works for editorial clients including The New York Times, Wired Magazine and Vogue Japan, as well as advertising clients and cultural institutions. She describes her illustration style as "colourful, planar, and modular".
She explains her process thus: "I combine digital elements with textures, influenced by analogue printing techniques, to get content-related and visually exciting contrasts. By playing with the familiarity of these analogue textures and their haptics, I introduce a distinct liveliness into my digitally drawn images."
Her subjects range from technology and psychology to feminism and business. "I also love to draw situations with a silly sort of humour," she adds. But whatever her topic, her use of colour is refreshingly original, and overall, the expressive vitality of her approach is quite thrilling.