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Iris Luckhaus

Iris Luckhaus - Designer

Wuppertal, Deutschland

Freelance illustrator, stylist and designer (MoD), based in Wuppertal and Berlin, Germany, and working for clients from all over the world.

Overview

Iris Luckhaus is a freelance illustrator, stylist and designer (MoD, Berlin University of the Arts, Class Vivienne Westwood) since 2000. And if that’s a necessary part of projects, she might as well work as a graphic designer, author, lector, translator, reader, historian, inventor, supergirl, photographer, programmer or everyday life spy, or she might search for #happiness in small things for and with Lily Lux.

Her passion in all this – besides learning about topics and texts she might never have stumbled upon without her work! – is visual story telling, always with a friendly approach and often in details noone might even recognice at first sight. Besides her love for details, she is known for her drawings of confident curvy girls and for the character Lily Lux, which she created, wrote, illustrated and designed in cooperation with her favourite co-author, Matthias Klesse.

The different fields she works in influence and inspire each other. She highly enjoys the challenge of learning new things with every project, and she usually smiles when she is drawing. She is a member of the German Illustratoren Organisation IO and the European Illustrators Forum EIF. In the past, she has worked as well as an instructress for Fashion Illustration at the Berlin University of the Arts. In anthologies like Illustration Now!, Freistil or Illusive, she is repeatedly featured as one of the “world’s best illustrators”.

Iris Luckhaus is currently living in Wuppertal, Berlin and sometimes in Paris, working for very different clients – most of them companies, publishing houses or agencies – from all over the world, and she is available for commissions.

Services
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Calendars Children's Books (Non-Fiction) DIY & Crafts
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Classics Cultural & Ethnic Themes Fantasy Inspirational Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Diplom-Designer (Universität der Künste, Berlin)

Awards

  • Repeatedly featured as "one of the world's best illustrators" in known anthologies like Illustration Now! (Taschen), Freistil (Hermann Schmidt) or Illusive (Die Gestalten).

Work experience

»Du hast das Wort, Schätzchen!« by Rita Mielke, Duden Verlag 2017

Self-employed
August, 2016 – October, 2016 (2 months)

»This lovingly illustrated book presents 100 exciting questions on the subject of language – and provides informative, surprising and sometimes quirky answers. The spectrum ranges from etymology, speech, language phenomena and language rules to the evolution of language. You get to know who invented the question tag, what “Tabu” and “Kanake” have in common or why the British don’t use a “Beamer”. Let yourself get charmed by the German language!«

Role: Conceptioner, Character Designer, Illustrator, Designer

Genres: Children's - Middle Grade, Classics, Cultural & Ethnic Themes, Humor & Comedy, Literature, Mashups, Short Story, Young Adult & Teen, History, Publishing, Social & Behavioral Sciences

»Die Balkantherapie für Liebe, Leib und Leben« by Mimi Fiedler, MVG Verlag 2015

Self-employed
February, 2015 – August, 2015 (6 months)

»Thanks to her Croatian mother, Mimi Fiedler knows how to handle life, love and men! Her advice is down-to-earth, often hilarious, politically incorrect and very charming, and Mimi guarantees that it works. A book like a chat with your best friend!«

Role: Character Designer, Illustrator

Genres: Humor & Comedy, Inspirational, Romance, Women's Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Entertainment, Health & wellbeing, Home & Garden, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Self-help & Self-improvement, Sex & Relationships

»Lillesang – Das Geheimnis der dunklen Nixe« by Nina Blazon, CBT / Random House 2014

Self-employed
March, 2014 – May, 2014 (2 months)

»When Jo and her family inherit an old house by the Danish coast, their neighbour Bente tells them the story of the gongur, who comes ashore to pull people into the sea. Unlike her mother, who avoids the water, Jo doesn't let that scare her. The next night, however, a strange voice actually lures her to the beach. – What is it about the mermaids? Why does Jos mother hide old photos on which faces are scratched out? Soon, Jo suspects an ancient mystery in her family. But she doesn't know that Bente holds the key to it... «

Role: Character Designer, Illustrator

Genres: Adventure, Children's - Middle Grade, Crime & Mystery, Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult & Teen

»Lily Lux Notizbuch« by Iris Luckhaus and Matthias Klesse, Hoffmann und Campe 2009

Self-employed
September, 2009 – April, 2010 (7 months)

»This book is from Lily Lux for you! It is an album full of wonderful treasures, charming souvenirs and practical ideas, how to make something special out of everything: for looking, reading and writing, for taking part and taking it with you into everyday life. (...) Essential in all situations! If you’d like to know how to fold a paper ship, talk without words, identify animal tracks, get lost efficiently (and find sights on the roadside!), what holiday you could celebrate today, which recipes work against bad moods and grey days: in this lovely little book Lily Lux collected all this, and much more!«

Role: Conceptioner, Character Designer, Author, Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Programmer

Genres: Children's - Middle Grade, Inspirational, Mashups, Women's Fiction, Young Adult & Teen, Biographies & Memoirs, Calendars, Children's Books (Non-Fiction), Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits, DIY & Crafts, Education & Reference, Health & wellbeing, History, Home & Garden, Life Sciences, Nature, Philosophy, Self-help & Self-improvement, Sports & outdoor recreation, Travel

»Die wunderbare Welt der Lily Lux« by Iris Luckhaus and Matthias Klesse, Hoffmann und Campe 2009

Self-employed
September, 2008 – April, 2009 (7 months)

»Lily Lux loves life! She is amazed by the little things and makes something special out of everything. Not to be able to do something isn‘t a reason for her not to do it anyways. Her ingenuity affects! On 64 pages, Iris Luckhaus and Matthias open a wonderful world full of small details that tell big stories. This book is just like a smile – a book that opens your eyes and brightens your day!«

Role: Conceptioner, Character Designer, Author, Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Programmer

Genres: Adventure, Children's - Middle Grade, Comics & Graphic Novels, Inspirational, Romance, Women's Fiction, Young Adult & Teen, Biographies & Memoirs, Self-help & Self-improvement, Sex & Relationships, Travel

»Mein Leben mit Mitsu« by Marcel Magis, Brandneu Verlag 2005

Self-employed
January, 2005 – May, 2005 (4 months)

»My Life With Mitsu” is a declaration of love – for life, for perfect noodle soup, for japanese literature and asian cinema – ludicrous, queer at times and quite sexy. The detailed illustrations add yet another dimension to Mitsu’s mysterious world.«

Role: Character Designer, Illustrator

Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Inspirational, Literature, Romance, Short Story, Women's Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs

Book Illustrator, Designer & Author

Self-employed
May, 2000 – Present (over 17 years)

Besides the publications listed above, I illustrated some short stories (a.o., a thriller/crime series for the German Penthouse Magazine) and several covers for books and magazines. Every now and then, I also take part in anthologies.

Illustrator, Stylist & Designer

Self-employed
April, 2000 – Present (over 17 years)

Iris Luckhaus is a freelance illustrator, stylist and designer (MoD, Berlin University of the Arts, Class Vivienne Westwood) since 2000. And if that’s a necessary part of projects, she might as well work as a graphic designer, author, lector, translator, reader, historian, inventor, supergirl, photographer, programmer or everyday life spy, or she might search for #happiness in small things for and with Lily Lux.

Her passion in all this – besides learning about topics and texts she might never have stumbled upon without her work! – is visual story telling, always with a friendly approach and often in details noone might even recognice at first sight. Besides her love for details, she is known for her drawings of confident curvy girls and for the character Lily Lux, which she created, wrote, illustrated and designed in cooperation with her favourite co-author, Matthias Klesse.

The different fields she works in influence and inspire each other. She highly enjoys the challenge of learning new things with every project, and she usually smiles when she is drawing. She is a member of the German Illustratoren Organisation IO and the European Illustrators Forum EIF. In the past, she has worked as well as an instructress for Fashion Illustration at the Berlin University of the Arts. In anthologies like Illustration Now!, Freistil or Illusive, she is repeatedly featured as one of the “world’s best illustrators”.

Iris Luckhaus is currently living in Wuppertal, Berlin and sometimes in Paris, working for very different clients – most of them companies, publishing houses or agencies – from all over the world, and she is available for commissions.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

Die wunderbare Welt der Lily Lux

Iris Luckhaus, Matthias Klesse

Lily Lux Notizbuch

Iris Luckhaus, Matthias Klesse

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