About me

Hey, I am Johanna, a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, who lives and works in the beautiful Black Forest in South West Germany.

I have a degree in Design with focus on Illustration from Macromedia University in Freiburg which lead to me working as an illustrator at a studio with a range of visual styles and projects ranging from slightly grungy music videos over colorful visuals for kids to infographics and explainer videos.

Working as a graphic designer for several years and my Bachelor‘s degree in Architecture have established a sound basis regarding my layout and design skills. And while my inner “Monk” cringes when things are not properly aligned and loves structure in graphic design, you can often find a playful aspect in my illustrations.

I really enjoy breathing life into characters and combining the creative potential of “what if” with some unlikely protagonists.



since 09/2023
Illustrator & Graphic Designer
Freelancer, Münstertal

10/2022 – 08/2023
Studio Wilma, Freiburg im Breisgau

03/2022 – 09/2022
Illustrator | Internship semester
Studio Wilma, Freiburg im Breisgau

09/2016 – 09/2019
Graphic Designer
Verlag für Neue Medien GmbH, Eschbach/Freiburg im Breisgau


10/2019 – 03/2023
Design (Illustration) | Bachelor of Arts
Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, Freiburg im Breisgau

09/2021 – 01/2022
Semester abroad | PROMOS scholarship
Vilnius College of Design, Lithuania

10/2013 – 08/2016
Architecture | Bachelor of Science
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe

High school | A-levels
Faust-Gymnasium Staufen, Staufen im Breisgau

Johanna Muckenhirn