Hello, I’m Julia Bausenhardt, illustrator and hand lettering artist.

I studied illustration and graphic design in Hamburg and graduated with a diploma from the HAW Hamburg in 2012. I live in Goslar, Germany, surrounded by a lot of forest.

I enjoy combining analogue techniques with a digital approach to give my work a fresh, spontaneous look and keep a handmade feel. I like to make vibrant illustrations with a lot of texture, vivid colors, and custom lettering. My illustration is mostly centered around food, nature and traveling.

My work includes food illustration, map illustrations, packaging, book projects, editorial illustration, surface and pattern design.

If you’re interested to work with me, I’d love to hear from you: mail |at| juliabausenhardt.com

Teaching calligraphy and hand-lettering is a passion of mine and an important part of my work, too. If you’re interested in learning about my tools of the trade and how to master them, head over to my blog. I also offer live calligraphy and lettering workshops around Germany. Contact me if you want to organize one.

Since I have readers and clients from around the globe, the spelling and pronunciation of my surname is a constant source of confusion. As a quick reference: „Bausenhardt” is pronounced like “bow (the verb) – zenheart“ – [baʊ zən hɑ:t].

I love good vegetarian food, indie pop, science fiction and drawing letters. I believe in art and nature.

When I’m not working, going to botanical gardens, through fields of green and gold, into dark forests and to the sea, to libraries and other places where I can explore the beauty of nature, written words or silence.

My Instagram feed features food illustration, sketchbook outtakes and lettering.