Hello! My name is Stef, 

I am a German Illustrator and Animator based in Birmingham, UK. 

As soon as I was able to hold a crayon my passion for drawing was born. No piece of paper (or wall, for that matter) was left blank. 

When I was 4 years old, we got our first TV and I started watching the only television show available for children at the time. It was a Russian cartoon series called Nu, pogodi! When I asked my mom about it, she tried to explain to me how animation worked and all I understood was: "When you make a lot of drawings of the same thing, it comes to life!" ... of course I started immediately working on my own army of stick-figures. Creating flip books, after flip books, but despite my efforts none of them actually came to life. Anyway, I soon decided that I wanted to become an animator. 

When I was 17, I started working as a Background Painter, on my first Animated Feature Film and soon later I was able to move into 2D animation. 

For fourteen years I worked in the Animation and Film industry, animating on several great titles like "Guardians of the Galaxy", "Maleficent", "Avengers, Age of Ultron" and many more. 

In the past year I have been concentrating on writing and illustrating children's books. And I think I found a new home. 

Please feel free to contact me for any inquiries or questions, or if you just wanna chat! .