Simon Walter

Simon Walter was born in Heidelberg in 1982. His father being a watercolour artist sparked his enthusiasm for drawing as a little boy. As a teenager Simon turned to graffiti to express his artistic ideas, which in turn made him study communication design at Darmstadt University, where he graduated in 2013. Being an avid music lover, Simon Walter started to combine the musical with the visual, got into motion design and likes to create moving image works with audiovisual elements.

Simon works as a freelance motion designer and illustrator from his studio in Heidelberg.

The illustrator creates his analogue drawings in the traditional way – with pen on paper. He then uses watercolour, ink and quill to finalize his drawing, or he scans the sketch on the computer and reworks it digitally. Besides various analogue techniques, Simon likes to use vector graphics for his purely digital works.

His love for music has led to many collaborations with the music business and he loves designing album covers. Simon is especially proud of his work on the music video for „Vendetta“ by Fulgeance and DJ Scientist, which deals with the Cold War and the Sovjet Union.

Lately Simon Walter has discovered laser plotting: „It enables me to create exact cutouts of my vector illustrations from different materials. I’m currently really into screen printing board that I coat with spray paint and acrylic primer. The layers give the illustrations the necessary depth.“ –

The illustrator creates his analogue drawings in the traditional way – with pen on paper. He then uses watercolour, ink and quill to finalize his drawing, or he scans the sketch on the computer and reworks it digitally. Besides various analogue techniques, Simon likes to use vector graphics for his purely digital works.

His love for music has led to many collaborations with the music business and he loves designing album covers. Simon is especially proud of his work on the music video for „Vendetta“ by Fulgeance and DJ Scientist, which deals with the Cold War and the Sovjet Union.

Lately Simon Walter has discovered laser plotting: „It enables me to create exact cutouts of my vector illustrations from different materials. I’m currently really into screen printing board that I coat with spray paint and acrylic primer. The layers give the illustrations the necessary depth.“ –

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