Thanks for visiting my website! I’m Julia Kerschbaumer – Illubelle is my illustration, hand 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.
The best part of my job is to develop several styles and combinations of hand lettering, illustration, graphic design, and to put it together into a coherent concept. I believe that every job requires its own custom solution, perfectly adapted to the clients needs. The bigger the challenge, the more fun is the creation process, and the better gets the result.
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 or children’s book illustrations for Toman Verlag.
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”. For the next three years I deepened my creative writing skills in a distance study at the “Schule des Schreibens” (“School of writing”, Hamburg), with a specialisation in fiction, focused on children’s and teen’s literature. At the same time I began to specialize on hand lettering by attending several lettering workshops and doing a lot of self-study and artwork. Today I’m very proud that I’ve published my first full illustrated, self written and designed book about hand lettering at the very nice Magellan Verlag.
I was pleased to work for several clients such as NordSüd Verlag (CH), Magellan Verlag (D), Jumbo (NL), The Bookseller (UK), Brevillier’s Cretacolor, Iglo, Eskimo, Ströck, UNIQA, Raiffeisen Versicherung, 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)
Furthermore I'm represented by Art Associates Amsterdam for Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. For illustration enquiries you can also contact my agents.