Timo Meyer

Timo Meyer studied physics and astronomy in Bonn. After graduation he did a stint working in the communications industry before turning his sideline into a career as a freelance illustrator. – „It feels like I’ve finally arrived where I’m supposed to be!”

With his illustrations Timo wants to get to the point of the matter in a graphically pleasing way and „if possible, bring something new to the table as well”. His biggest sources of inspiration are shelves filled with picture books and his sketchbooks with the ideas he collects throughout the day.

His sketches are created analogue with pen and paper before Timo Meyer digitizes them as vector graphics on the computer. His minimal style of illustration is characterized by vibrant colours and geometric shapes interacting. – “Sometimes I work in monoline style. This gives me the opportunity to express myself in a different way. Openness towards new techniques is important to continually evolve your own illustration style.”

Amongst Timo’s favourite projects are his editorial illustrations for Weapons of Reason Magazine which were nominated for the Editorial Shortlist of the World Illustration Awards, as well as the main visuals for Air France’s „French Kiss & Ride“ campaign. These were shown as banners and on displays in and around Brussels’ main station Bruxelles-Midi gezeigt. – „It’s always really cool to see my own works in the wild!”

One of Timo Meyer’s most extensive projects were the graphics for Trendbook 2021 by Trendone that he completed in 2017. The book contains a collection of the most relevant technological and cultural trend terms. Timo created 40 large-scale editorial illustrations to visually support a selected few.

Timo Meyer has worked with T-Mobile, Air France, ARTE and Volkswagen. But he still has one dream project to look forward to: “A Cover for the New Yorker would be quite something!”

His sketches are created analogue with pen and paper before Timo Meyer digitizes them as vector graphics on the computer. His minimal style of illustration is characterized by vibrant colours and geometric shapes interacting. – “Sometimes I work in monoline style. This gives me the opportunity to express myself in a different way. Openness towards new techniques is important to continually evolve your own illustration style.”

Amongst Timo’s favourite projects are his editorial illustrations for Weapons of Reason Magazine which were nominated for the Editorial Shortlist of the World Illustration Awards, as well as the main visuals for Air France’s „French Kiss & Ride“ campaign. These were shown as banners and on displays in and around Brussels’ main station Bruxelles-Midi gezeigt. – „It’s always really cool to see my own works in the wild!”

One of Timo Meyer’s most extensive projects were the graphics for Trendbook 2021 by Trendone that he completed in 2017. The book contains a collection of the most relevant technological and cultural trend terms. Timo created 40 large-scale editorial illustrations to visually support a selected few.

Timo Meyer has worked with T-Mobile, Air France, ARTE and Volkswagen. But he still has one dream project to look forward to: “A Cover for the New Yorker would be quite something!”

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