Hello, I’m Julia Bausenhardt.

I studied illustration and communications design at the HAW Hamburg. Today I live in Kassel, Germany as a freelance illustrator.

I have a special interest in lettering and calligraphy, and I love drawing fresh food and faraway places. I combine illustration and lettering in all sorts of projects including food illustration, maps, books, editorial, advertising, packaging and surface design.

In my work I like combining spontaneous, analogue techniques like calligraphy with a digital approach to give my work a fresh, handmade look. I love to make vibrant illustrations with a lot of texture, color, and custom lettering.

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 or my Youtube channel. 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, I love being outside, on farmer’s markets or in the library.

My Instagram feed features daily sketchbook outtakes: