eleonore *

  • Illustrator & Graphic Designer
  • Tucson, AZ

“One eye sees, the other feels.” – Paul Klee *

Hello, my name is Eleonore!
I'm a German Illustrator and Designer. Making the world a colorful and brighter place was always one of my passions. As a child and even today I'm always open to learn new things, facing challenges, and getting inspired by my culture.

During my studies I specialized besides Design and Illustration also in Social Design. I focus in my work on different opportunities to connect people with and without disability in our culture and observe the presentation of diversity in our culture. I think design is a great tool to dissolve boundaries in our society and to bring people together.

I enjoy being creative and to support clients with my ideas. I would describe my work as bright, colorful, and joyful. Colors and textures are always drawing my attention. My goal is to create unique and playful designs, that engage with the viewer.

Currently I am working as a freelancer for various clients (book illustration, layout design and branding) and as Graphic Designer for the education industry. Feel free to contact me if you're interested in a collaboration!


Adjunct Professor (Illustration) at University of Arizona

August 2022 – June 2023 Tucson, AZ

Graphic Designer at Explore Learning

May 2022 – Present Charlottesville, VA

Graphic Designer at Hydrant

September 2021 – May 2022 Tucson, AZ

Graphic Designer and Illustrator at Learning A-Z

October 2018 – August 2021 Tucson, AZ

Graphic designer and illustrator in the Marketing Department.

Board Member at AIGA AZ

February 2017 – 2020 Tucson, AZ

Illustration Professor at Southwest University of Visual Arts

September 2017 – December 2018 Tucson, AZ

Intern at Creative Tribe Workshop

May 2017 – August 2017 Tucson, AZ

Designer at Julie Ray Creative

October 2016 – 2020 Tucson, USA

Intern at Werner Bohr, Agentur für Gestaltung

October 2015 – January 2016 Trier, Germany

Teacher and Assistant at Beda-Institut

March 2013 – September 2015 Bitburg, Germany

Intern at Best Design

August 2010 – September 2010 Speicher, Germany


Master of Arts at University of Applied Sciences Trier

March 2014 – Juli 2015 Trier, Germany

Field: Design

Study Abroad Exchange Semester at University of Kansas

August 2012 – December 2012 Lawrence, KS

Study Abroad Exchange program

Bachelor of Arts at University of Applied Sciences Trier

October 2010 – February 2014 Trier, Germany


Future Award, Future Network


Participant, Deutscher Multimedia Preis mb21


Foto-Wettbewerb “Bitburg neue Impressionen”, Kulturgemeinschaft Bitburg e.V.

12th place

54. Europäischer Malwettbewerb, Europa Union

3rd place

53. Europäischer Malwettbewerb, Europa Union

3rd place

52. Europäischer Maltwettbewerb, Europa Union

3rd place

51. Europäischer Malwettbewerb, Europa Union

3rd place

Jugendmalwettbewerb der Volksbanken und Raiffeisenbanken, Volksbank Bitburg eG

3rd place



Subspace Tucson, AZ

Lore: Creatures Group

&Gallery Tucson, AZ


For the Love of Digital Painting Workshop

Tucson Adobe User Group Virtual

In this workshop I had the opportunity to teach digital painting and explain the basics of the Adobe Fresco app, and the program Adobe Photoshop.

Tucson Makers Lecture

AIGA AZ Tucson, AZ

Lecture of research “diversity and design” for people with disabilities.

Future Network Group Exhibition

Museum der Kommunikation Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Kunst in Kyllburg Public Gallery

Open Gallery Kyllburg, Germany

anders = gleich (different = equal) Solo

Bibliothek der Dr. Hanns-Simon Stiftung Bitburg, Germany


anders = gleich (different = equal) Solo

Hotel Vinum Trier, Germany


Kunst in Kyllburg Public Gallery

Open Gallery Kyllburg, Germany

Kunst in Kyllburg Public Gallery

Open Gallery Kyllburg, Germany


Julie Ray Creative, Hydrant, Learning A-Z, HairRules, University of Arizona, Kino Border Initiative, Tucson Meet Yourself, LA Commons (Julie Ray Creative), Black Man of Happiness, Peter J. Harris (Julia Ray Creative), Arizona Repertory Singer (Julia Ray Creative)


Illustration (traditional and digital media)Editorial Design (Illustration and Layout)Typography and Type DesignLogodesign and BrandingArt exhibitions, art shows, and collaborationInclusive design that supports diversityInstructor (college level illustration and mixed media)UX Design (engaging emails, apps, and websites)InfographicsAnimationVisual concept, analysis, and researchPrint


Adobe Software (Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign)Animation (Adobe Premiere Pro, and Adobe After Effects)UX Design (html, css, Adobe XD, and Figma)Hand Lettering and Type Design (Glyphs)Traditional Media (oil, acrylic, chalk, watercolor, ink)Teaching (illustration, mixed media, digital painting)3D (ZBrush, 3D Printing)Scultpure (metalsmithing and pottery)Print (screenprinting, block printing, preprint process)Languages: English, German, Greek, and FrenchPhotography and Photo EditingEditorial (bookbinding, print, layout)