Thies Schwarz studied away from his hometown in Hannover and simply stayed there after his studies. So this is where his lovely and humorous work is being born for editorials, agencies and film productions.
QUESTION: Do you have any formal design training?
THIES: Yes, I got my diploma in Hannover at the School for visual communication.
QUESTION: Where do you live?
THIES: In Hannover, nice old building with a garden.
QUESTION: Can you describe your studio for me?
THIES: I share an office with 10 other creatives in a backyard loft.
QUESTION: What technique do you use?
THIES: I draw by hand and then I finish and color everything digitally.
QUESTION: Tell us about a favorite project you have recently completed.
THIES: A movie poster.
QUESTION: Who are your illustration heroes?
THIES: Lots! Definitely the artists from the "Pictoplasma" scene.
QUESTION: Do you keep a sketchbook?
THIES: Yes, but it´s a secret.
QUESTION: What are your hobbies?
THIES: My family.
QUESTION: If you were not an illustrator, what would you be?
QUESTION: If you could travel back in time, where would you go to?
THIES: San Francisco in 1968.
QUESTION: What kind of music do you listen to?
THIES: Modern stuff.
QUESTION: What is the funniest thing you have ever done?
THIES: Ding-dong ditch at our neighbours.
QUESTION: If you won the lottery, would you still work as illustrator?
THIES: Yes and move on with some private projects.
QUESTION: Do you collect anything?
THIES: Experience in life.
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