If that’s a necessary part of projects, she might as well work as a graphic designer, author, naturalist, historian, inventor, lector, translator, reader, programmer, photographer or everyday life spy – which helps her to even more appreciate her cooperations with the great people who do all these things on a professional level.
Her passion in all this – besides learning about topics and texts she might never have stumbled upon without her work! – is visual story telling, always with a friendly approach and often in details only visible at third sight. Besides her love for details, Iris Luckhaus is known for drawings of confident curvy girls, infographics and identification charts, the character Lily Lux, which she created, wrote, illustrated and designed, and an exceptionally well-fitting cloth mask pattern.
The different fields she works in influence and inspire each other. She particularly enjoys the challenge of learning new things with every project, and she usually smiles when she is drawing!
She is a member of the German Illustratoren Organisation IO and the European Illustrators Forum EIF. Next to her illustrative work, she has also teached Fashion Illustration at the Berlin University of the Arts. In anthologies such as Illustration Now!, Freistil or Illusive, she is repeatedly featured as one of the “world’s best illustrators”.
Iris Luckhaus is currently living in Wuppertal, Berlin and sometimes in Paris, working for very different clients – most of them companies, publishing houses or agencies – from all over the world, and she is available for commissions!