Julia's work is mainly inspired by the flair of retro children's books. Yet she translates these paper-cut shapes and bold colours into a graphic, concise style to create artwork in a modern way. Her background as a long-time graphic designer in advertising, children's products and food brings her skills in page and package design, as well as a specialisation in hand lettering. Her interest in the essence and life stories of people makes her passionate about portraits and caricatures. She is a music enthusiast and deals a lot with ecological, social and political issues, which is also reflected in her art.

Julia is a proud mum of two kids, two cats and a horse. Together with her husband she manages business and family life in the lovely suburbs of Vienna, Austria.

Portrait of illustrator and hand lettering designer Julia Kerschbaumer, www.juliakerschbaumer.com


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), The 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.