Hi! My name is Martin Schneider, I’m a 22 year old freelance illustrator, living, working and studying in Cologne, Germany.

In my illustrations I mostly focus on characters, portraits and caricatures, always trying to improve and acquire new skills! My work has been published in various magazines like Adobe Create, Lürzer’s Archive, the 200 Best Illustrators worldwide 2016/17 and Commag Magazin. In 2015 Adobe selected me as one of the 25 most creative visual artists under the age of 25. As part of the project I created two artworks to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Photoshop. Later in 2015 I was invited to attend Adobe MAX in Los Angeles, along with 5 other PS25Under25-artists.

I’m currently studying Integrated Design at KISD Köln International School of Design, focusing on animation, product and interactive design. Besides that I’m working on various exhibitions coming up in the next months and at the same time trying to slowly get into the gaming industry.

I'm available for freelance work, so please feel free to contact me! I'm always excited to work on new projects!


Adobe Systems Inc.
Die WirtschaftsWoche
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Post- und Telekommunikationsgeschichte e.V. (dgpt)
Novalac Germany
EAD Darmstadt
4eck Media GmbH & Co. KG

2013 Interview in the 100th issue of "Commag Magazin"
2015 Lürzer's Archive Issue 1/2015
2015 Interview in Adobe Create Magazin
2015 Adobe + Marvel - Show Marvel Your Best Work! - Finalist
2015 Adobe Ambassador - Photoshop's 25 Under 25
2015 Interview for German Adobe Blog
2015 "Character Painting in Photoshop" - Video Tutorial for
2016 One of the "200 Best Illustrators worldwide 2016/17"
2017 Interview in "Inside out" - University Magazine
2017 Artist portrait in Local Television "WDR Lokalzeit"
2018 Interview in "Edison Magazin" about the Open Press Project
2018 Article in "Kölnische Rundschau" about the Open Press Project

2014 Gemeindehaus Frechen (Student Graphic Award) - Kunstverein Frechen
2015 Los Angeles Convention Center at Adobe MAX 2015 - PS25Under25
2015 Participation in "Artkochbuch der Kölner Graphikwerkstatt"
2016 Arp Museum Bonn (19th Youth Art Award Bonn)
2016 Part of the Art Galery at Adobe Event in Düsseldorf
2016 Solo Exhibition in "Galerie MASH" in Remagen
2017 St. Georges School Cologne with Sven Buchert
2017 "Galerie Art Café" in Cologne
2017 Solo Exhibition "Mit Mötz & Nas" in "Kölner Graphikwerkstatt", Cologne
2018 Participation in "Illustratoren-Festival illu18", Cologne

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photo by Sven Buchert