Susan Hassmann

Susan Hassmann’s former career as a fashion designer has made her a specialist for beauty and fashion illustration. Currently beautiful women in gorgeous dresses infleunce her decidedly feminine illustration style. Susan works analogue as well as digital. – „I draw with pencils and ink, then I colour the shapes and splashes with ink or watercolour and scan them in Photoshop for finalizing.” –  To develop her analogue abilities, Susan recently took a screen printing class. Taking care of the digital side, she is currently getting to grips with motion design.

As a structuring aid for every project Susan Hassmann creates a folder containing all of her ideas and sources of inspiration. – “Then begins my favourite part: brainstorming my inspiration collection! I create rough sketches to see where the road takes me, then I refine my top two or three ideas and present them to the client. When they have given me their feedback, I finalize the design.“

The illustrator has taken on a varied range of projects during her career. A collaborative effort for cheese brand Fol Epi was especially rewarding: „The client commissioned three short films, mixing illustration and live action. I created drawings and storyboards for the films.“ – At the end of this process Susan’s graphics were brought to life. Another fun project was a colouring book for adults: Susan had three months to create 30 illustrations on the topic of Bavaria – and when she was finished, she had material for at least 30 ideas more!

The mother of two gets a lot of ideas for her work from family life: „My children are very inspiring when they draw and paint – unbiased, totally devoted and without any rules!”

In future Susan Hassmann would love to illustrate a style bible with design classics. She would also like to creatively implement her passion for travelling and create vintage travel posters for various cities and countries.

The illustrator is still very happy with her chosen profession: „Every time I discover one of my illustrations “in the wild” – preferably by coincidence – I am filled with pride and could burst with joy!“

Susan Hassmann’s former career as a fashion designer has made her a specialist for beauty and fashion illustration. Currently beautiful women in gorgeous dresses infleunce her decidedly feminine illustration style. Susan works analogue as well as digital. – „I draw with pencils and ink, then I colour the shapes and...

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