Carsten Mell
Illustration, Cologne Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany
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Contact details
Marienburg 39
51503 Roesrath
Tel: +49 2205 920657 Fax: +49 2205 920658
Brief Summary
Since 1995 I have been working as a freelance illustrator, working for well known names like Warner Brothers, McDonalds, Financial Times, Mens Health and many others. Sometimes my images can be seen in a much smaller scale, however. I have the experience with large companies, but still have the heart for very small companies - I am one myself.

Illustration is more than my profession, it is my passion.

In accordance to the variety of my clients‘ businesses, the tasks are very broad:
I have illustrated children‘s books, sensual adult motives, product-explaining animations and emotional mascots.

Everytime words alone are not enough to communicate, the supporting image is necessary to successfully reach the target audience.

In the steadily growing mass of information competing for our everyday attention, it takes striking imagery to put our message across.

Many international clients have already used my expertise.

Illustration is a process of ongoing learning - I have taken part in numerous seminars around the world, occasionally teaching myself.

I am always looking forward to enquiries, inspiration and constructive criticism.
Financial Times
Playboy Germany
Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Telekom
DHL - Deutsche Post
Welt am Sonntag
Men‘s Health
Mercedes Benz
Warner Brothers
Bayer Leverkusen
Hamburg Freezers
Bavaria Munich
1860 Munich
Professional Experience
1974 - born in Cologne
1995 - started freelance illustration career
1998 - member of Wacom (graphic tablets) "professional competence forum"
2003 - teaching comic book illustration at "Comicademy"
2005 - diploma in graphic design from Dusseldorf University of Applied Science

Awards and Recognition
Website Design Award

Cool Homepages Award

Award of Excellence

MowsNet WebAward in Gold

D.O.P.E. Award

Design Licks

Quandtnet Award

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