Thanks for visiting my website! I’m Julia Kerschbaumer – Illubelle is my illustration, lettering and graphic design studio, based in the lovely suburbs of Vienna (Austria). Beside my visual work,
conception and creative writing are part of my business.
My illustration style is usually a mix of plain shapes and retro textures, interconnected and overdone forms, and often combined with lettering. My graphic design artworks are mainly in the fields of packaging and corporate identities. Sometimes I’m lucky to combine all my creative skills in one job. My portfolio is focused on food, kids, lettering and crazy characters. Currently I’m developing my animation skills.
I studied graphic- and communication design in Vienna for five years and finished in 2003 with diploma, focused on illustration. During my study I was doing several internships and freelance
jobs, such as corporate identity for Austrian Airlines.
After graphic design school I started to work in an advertising agency as a graphic designer and left seven years later as an art director. I started to work as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator in 2010, first with a partner in a designer-cooperation named “Entfalter – die Gestalter”, and from 2012 independently, operating under the name of “Illubelle”.
Since then I deepened my creative writing skills in a distance study, developed my lettering skills, specialized on digital illustration and experimented on several styles. Today I’m happy doing illustration, lettering and design for several clients in the advertising and publishing industry in Europe.
Including but not limited to: Circa Interactive (USA), Madwell (USA), Whiskeria (UK), Jumbo Supermarket (NL), STIB-MIVB (BEL), NordSüd Verlag (CH), Beltz und Gelberg (D), Magellan Verlag (D), The Bookseller (UK), UNIQA, Raiffeisen Versicherung, Brevillier’s Cretacolor, Ströck, Iglo, Eskimo, W.E.B Windenergie, klima:aktiv, Fruchttiger, Schnabulerie, and many others.
3x3 Pro Show Nr.13 (2016): Honorable Mention (2 x)
Creative Quarterly 44 (2016): Runner-Up
Creative Quarterly 49 (2017): Runner-Up
Lürzer’s Archive Special “200 Best Illustrators worldwide 2018/19”
Communication Arts 2019 Illustration Competition: Shortlist
Creative Quarterly 55 (2019): Runner-Up (2x)
Illustration commission enquiries for Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg: please contact my agents at the Art Associates Amsterdam.
Illustration commission enquiries for the rest of the world: Please contact my agent Richard Salzman.