Photos by Ana Santl in Berlin

Photos by Ana Santl in Berlin

Bio //

Saskia Wariner is an illustrator, character designer, and coffee person born and raised in Germany. She studied Communication Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf. Saskia was named as an Illustrator to Watch in Tumblr's Year in Review 14. Her own line of greeting cards is available at Urban Outfitters and Paperchase. 
Recent clients include Clarins, VANS, GAP, Tumblr, etc. 

Saskia lives and works in New York City.

Available for editorial illustration, gifs, branded content, & great opportunities 


Approach, technique and style //

Using mixed media such as watercolor, ink, gouache, pencil, Saskia creates work inspired by the emotions and motivations behind personal experiences.  A combination of physical and digital processes retain a hand made feel but work well in the context of digital screens, embracing imperfection to mirror the honesty of the personal topics. Personifying every day objects using rough and imperfect textures, the work creates a sense of ease in the viewer, allowing for clever observations that land with a powerful amount of emotional gravity.


Clients include //

GAP, Subway, VANS, Clarins, Tumblr, Yahoo, Cosmopolitan, BuzzFeed, MTV EMA'S, Giphy, Electric Objects, The United State of Women, The White House, The Real Cost, AdCouncil and Grammy awarded musician Steve Wariner and more. In addition, she worked as an in-house artist for the NYC gaming company DOTS.


*Exhibitions // Published // 'Stock // ^Interviews

* #MyStory Instagram, 2015, Ace Gallery LA

* Art Show Tribute to Super Mario Kart, 2017, The Warren Nashville

* A human world map, illustration exhibit 2017, Larissa Greece soon in Athens

* I luv you, An illustrated Grime exhibit 2017, Stour Space London 

GINZA Magazine Tokyo, 2014

Flow Germany (2016) and Netherlands (2016)

100 Wege einen Vogel zu Malen, book, Felix Scheinberger, 2015

Feminist Fight Club by Jessica Bennett, book illustrations, 2016

Cosmopolitan US print, 2016

'Urban Outfitters EU, Paperchase UK, Ustudio and independent book shops

^ iGNANT