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 mainly inspired by the flair of retro children's books. I translate these paper-cut shapes and bold colours into a graphic, concise style to create artwork in a modern way.
My background as a long-time graphic designer in advertising, children's products and food brings my skills in page and package design, as well as a specialisation in hand lettering.
I'm a proud mum of two kids, two cats and a horse. Together with my husband I'm managing business and family life in the lovely suburbs of Vienna, Austria.
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 international advertising and publishing industry.
Including but not limited to: The Kennedy Center (USA), Glug Magazine (UK), Pasadena Magazine (USA), Found (USA), ÖAW (AUT), Circa Interactive (USA), Madwell (USA), Whiskeria (UK), Jumbo Supermarket (NL), STIB-MIVB (BEL), NordSüd Verlag (CH), Magellan Verlag (D), and many others.
Raiffeisen Versicherung, UNIQA, Brevillier’s Cretacolor, Ströck, Iglo, Eskimo, W.E.B Windenergie, Physio Austria, Beltz und Gelberg (D), Magellan Verlag (D) und viele weitere.
Communication Arts 2019 Illustration Competition
Communication Arts 2020 Illustration Competition
Communication Arts 2021 Illustration Competition
Communication Arts 2022 Illustration Competition
Communication Arts 2023 Typography Competition
Communication Arts 2023 Illustration Competition
3x3 Professional Show N0. 13
3x3 Professional Show No. 18
3x3 Professional Show No. 19
American Illustration AI40
Creative Quarterly 44
Creative Quarterly 49
Creative Quarterly 55
Creative Quarterly 59
Lürzer’s Archive Special “200 Best Illustrators worldwide 2018/19”
Illubelle is member of Design Austria, IO – Illustratoren Organisation e.V. and Institut für Jugendliteratur.
If you would like to commission me for one of your projects or just to say hello, send me an e-mail or use my contact form!
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 US agent Richard Salzman.