A little bit about me

Hi, I’m Silja.

I just like to make beautiful things.

I am a freelance illustrator based in Cologne, Germany. My personal motivation is to create illustrations, that make people feel good and smile.

I live and love life in Cologne, one of the major cities of Germany, with my husband and our three incredibly sweet children.

If you asked me what I liked better: drawing digitally or analogue. I can’t decide which I love more. While drawing digitally offers a great flexibility and smoothness, working with watercolor or brush pens on real paper has its own appeal. I love it both! My studio is located in a very lively and picturesque neighborhood of Cologne. I live the atmosphere of the city!

As me and my family eat mostly plant-based and try to live more and more eco-friendly, these are topics I personally care about and would love to inspire more people to try. 

My studio is located in the city centre of Cologne – one of the major cities of Germany. I love the urban flair, its liveliness and character.

I am a badass optimist. I believe in a positive mindset and the possibility to steer one’s own attitude actively. Therefore, anything from affirmations, meditation, yoga and other mindful practices and routines excite me.

Originally I am from the very North of Germany. We call it a “Nordlicht” (a “north light”). During my studies in Germany, I went to study abroad in the U.S. and in Argentina, and also spent some time in London and Barcelona. Therefore, besides my mother tongue German, I speak English and Spanish fluently and love to get in touch with creatives from allover the world.