Hello there. My name is Katja Weikenmeier and I am a freelance illustrator based in Cologne. I studied at FH Aachen where I graduated with a diploma in visual communications.

Beside various comissioned work, I am doing portraits of children, adults and families. ( www.stadtkinder-portraits.de ) The portrayal of people is the subject I am most interested in. I really enjoy to study and bring out the distinctiveness of each person I am drawing.

Stylistically I don´t want to commit myself to a single technique. The graphic tablet is a great tool, but I also love to work with my hands. Drawing, cutting, glueing and painting,- I really enjoy these actions. That was also the reason for me to start with linocut again. And that's why I am installing a screen printing place in our cellar these days… There is a lot to do :)

Drawing is a great possibility for me to reflect and express my way of looking at things. Every new comission widens my perspective. When I am caused to deal with new subjects, I am inspired to develop new strategies and consequently get some fresh results. That´s great!

Features

Sedbook 13, Illustratoren Organisation
Freistil 5, 2014
3 x 3 Mag, 2014, Honorable Mention
3 x 3 Mag, 2017, Merit