Stephanie Hofmann

Stephanie Hofmann – Designer

Experienced illustrator specialising in book covers, editorial and conceptual illustration, illustrated maps and surface patterns


I am a freelance illustrator and motion designer based in the UK. Originally from Germany I did a degree in graphic design in Hamburg. My illustrations have appeared in animations, on book covers, in children books, on textiles, greeting cards, cups, lampshades and in many magazines.

I have a love of the surreal and gothic and would describe my style as bold, colourful, decorative and detailed, sophisticated, quirky, whimsical and often humorous. I mostly work digitally. I am also very interested in motion design and animated book covers.

Each new project is a labor of love for me and I always strive to make it the best as I can. I find nothing more satisfying than seeing a beautiful new illustration out in the world and making a client happy in the process. I really enjoy coming up with concepts and am aiming to find the essence of each project in my visual language.

I am fluent in German as well as English.

A few select clients are:

Brigitte Mom, Breathe Magazine, Desmond LaVelle, Eltern , Feelunique, Galison, Laviva Magazine, Like the Wind, Inpact Media, PBS Wisconsin, The Coventgardener, The Lancet, The Londonist and Valancourt Books.


2022 Great idea prize True South Puzzle competition for my United Cats of America map concept.

2021 Chicago Midwest Emmy for the animation 'Carrie Frost - Flyfishing Boss' for which I did the illustrations

2019 Grand prize winner They Draw and Travel Special Places competition with my St Pauli map

'I love working with Stephanie, love how she always gives 200% to every illustration no matter how big or small.' Jeannine Saba, The Coventgardener

Children’s Non-Fiction Nature
Classics Contemporary Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Young Adult
  • Chicago Midwest Emmy 2021 for the animation Carrie Frost
  • Grand Prize Winner They Draw and Travel Special Places competition 2019

Work experience


Jul, 2016 — Present