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I’m a creative professional since more than 20 years and have worked for international brands in several fields, such as illustration, hand lettering, graphic design, art direction and as an author. My main focus today is on illustration and hand lettering, but I’m always happy to provide all my skills, depending on the project.
Over time, I developed a significant style, which I would describe as graphic, organic, playful, with a retro flair and often with a conceptual approach. I’m specialized in packaging, advertising, editorial, portraits/caricatures and artwork for kids.
I’m a proud mum of two kids, two cats and a horse. Together with my husband I manage business and family life in the lovely suburbs of Vienna, Austria.


Julia Kerschbaumer

Illustrator, Hand Lettering & Graphic Designer, Art Director, Author


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

Communication Arts 2024 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”

Selected clients

The Kennedy Center (USA), Rolling Stone (D), Glug Wine Magazine (UK), Pasadena Magazine (USA), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Found Artists (USA), Circa Interactive (USA), Madwell (USA), The Whisky Shop (UK), STIB-MIVB Public Transport (BEL), Jumbo Supermarket (NL), NordSüd Publishing (CH), Beltz und Gelberg Publishing (D), Magellan Publishing (D), The Bookseller (UK), Iglo (Birdseye AUT), Eskimo (Walls AUT), and many others.

Publications & performances

  • “Hand Lettering – Schöne Zeichen setzen”, book about hand lettering, published by Magellan Publishing, Germany (2016)

  • “Best of Austria” A-List Interview (2017)

  • “A point of view” – Online talk at the Pixel Show, Buenos Aires (2022)​

  • “Who is who“ Lürzers' Archiv Interview (2022)​

  • Live Drawing Session with Illustration Ladies Vienna at OFFF design festival Vienna (2024)


I'm a member of Illustration Ladies Vienna, Design Austria, WKO und IO – Illustratoren Organisation e.V. Unless otherwise stated, the GTCs of the respective department apply to all assignments.

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