A B o u t

Adrian Bauer is a Berlin-based freelance art director and illustrator with a crush on detailed colorful forms, textures and shades. In 2013 he did his diploma degree in visual communication in the illustration class by Henning Wagenbreth at the University of the Arts, Berlin (UdK) and studied additional for one year illustration at the University of the West of England in Bristol. 

As a student he was cofounder of the creative-collective »Freie Radikale« in 2010, which was a loose union of interdisciplinary working designers. Since 2013 Adrian is working as a freelance designer for clients in advertising and economy such as Audi, Bosch and Snapchat, but also for agencies and publishing houses. The main focus of his work is thereby on corporate illustration, illustrative branding, concept and editorial illustration and information visualization.

For his works in the fields of art direction and illustration he received several awards such as the 3x3 International Illustration Award and the Adobe Government Creativity Award.


c o n t a c t

contact@adrianbauer.net
+49 (0)151 46 54 19 21



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S E L E C T E D   c l i e n t s

Adobe • Audi • Almondia • Berliner Volksbank Immobilien • Bosch • Carlsen Verlag • Crossiety • Etsy • Electrified • Eugen Ulmer Verlag • Good Jobs • Handelsblatt • Hawesko • Hermann Schmidt Verlag • Hekatron • Lekkerland • Lanxess • Librileo • Random House Group • Reckitt Benckiser • Rittal • Roland Berger • SAP • Sigg • Snapchat • Teekanne • Thomas Henry • Union Investment • UVEK • Verband deutscher Unternehmerinnen • Verband Forschender Arzneimittelhersteller • VisualVest • Wajos • Wieland • Wirtschaftswoche • Würth Elektronik


A G E N C Y   C O l l A b o r a t i o n

Represented by Colagene Paris → www.colageneparis.com/fr

Attoma • Büro Medienagenten • C3 • CRK Kommunikation • Friedlhampen • Hellofarm • Interactive tools • Jung von Matt • Newcast • Nutcracker Webvideo-Communication • Kama Visualisations • Panama • Ressourcenmangel • Roland Berger • Schokolade Filmproduktion • Zimmermann Editorial


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a w a r d s

• 2005 — Otto Dill Preis
• 2007 — Sigg Bottle Design Preis
• 2014 — Output Award, Best-of young talents (Book illustration)
• 2018 — iJungle Graphic Design Award, Merit Award (Self-promotion)
• 2018 — Worldwide Logo Design Award (WOLDA), Award of Excellence (Logo design, Europe)
• 2019 — 3x3 International Illustration Award No.16, Merit (Advertising)
• 2019 — 3x3 International Illustration Award No. 16, Honorable Mention (Editorial illustration)
• 2019 — Adobe Government Creativity Award (AGCA), Honorable Mention (Corporate illustration)
• 2020 — 3x3 International Illustration Award No.17, Merit Award (Editorial illustration)
• 2020 — Hiii Illustration Award, (Self-promotion)
• 2020 — Creative Quarterly #61, Best-of (Professional)
• 2020 — Worldwide Logo Design Award (WOLDA), Gold Award (Logo design, Europe)
• 2020 — iJungle Illustration Award, Merit Award (Editorial illustration)
• 2020 — iJungle Illustration Award, Merit Award (Self-promotion)
• 2021 — Communication Arts Award (CA), Award of Excellence (For sale)
• 2021 — Applied Arts Illustration Award, (Conceptual illustration)
• 2021 — 3x3 International Illustration Award No.18, Merit Award (Editorial illustration)


L O N G L I S T   /   S H O R T L I S T

• 2015 — 100 Beste Plakate 2015
• 2020 — Communication Arts Award (CA) 
• 2021 — World Illustration Award (WIA)


F E A T U R E S   /   R E V I E W S   /   P u b l i c a t i o n s  

• 2011 — Fresh 3: »Cutting Edge Illustrations, Print, Nr.3« | Daab, Ralf / Harmsen, Lars, Daab Media GmbH, Köln
• 2012 — Bastard Magazine
• 2012 — »Taschenlexikon der Angst« | Hickmann, Fons / Wagenbreth, Henning / Barber, Georg, Verlag Hermann Schmidt, Mainz 
• 2014 — Slanted Monsterbox | Harmsen, Lars / Kahl, Julia, Slanted, MAGMA Brand Design
• 2014 — Output Award Year Book 17 | Pfeffer Frederike & Florian / Nikitas, Kali, Output Foundation
• 2017 — Errratum Magazine »Cut House«
• 2017 — Design made in Germany → https://www.designmadeingermany.de/2016/117250/
• 2018 — Illustration Friday  www.illustrationfriday.com
• 2018 — Illustrierter Taschenkalender 2019 | Tapir & Klotz / Drei Grad Verlag, Hamburg
• 2019 — Novum Magazine, »Design for weddings« | Will Magazine Verlag GmbH, 04/2019
2019 — Illustrierter Taschenkalender 2020 | Tapir & Klotz / Drei Grad Verlag, Hamburg
• 2019 — 3x3 Illustration Annual No. 16 | 3x3 Magazine, Artisanal Media, New York
• 2020 — Interview »collaboration with creatives«  https://mehrgutezeit.de/zusammenarbeit-mit-kreativen/
• 2020 — »Möwen. Müll. Und Meerjungfrauen«Jörg Stauvermann + Diverse, Carlsen Verlag, Hamburg
• 2020 — 3x3 Illustration Annual No. 17 | 3x3 Magazine, Artisanal Media, New York
• 2021 — Creative Quarterly #61 | Artisanal Media, New York
• 2021 — 3x3 Illustration Annual No. 18 | 3x3 Magazine, Artisanal Media, New York
• 2021 — Communication Arts Annual 2021 | Communication Arts, Menlo Park
• 2021 — Applied Arts Magazine Annual 2021 | Applied Arts Media, Toronto
• 2021 — Freistil 7 — Das Buch der Illustration | Raban Ruddigkeit, Verlag Hermann Schmidt, Mainz


S H O W S

 2007 — Solo show, Bad Dürkheim
 2007 Group show, Sigg Bottle Design, Designtransfer UdK, Berlin
 2012 — Solo show, Ori, Berlin
 2018  Group show »Zufall«, Enfant Artspace, Hamburg
 2019  Open studio, Lange Nacht der Bilder Lichtenberg, Berlin
 2019  Group show »Zukunft«, Enfant Artspace, Hamburg
2020 — Group show »Möwen. Müll. Und Meerjungfrauen«, Wyk, Insel Föhr
2021 — Group show »MMUM«, Ocean-PopUp-Festival, Kieler Woche, Kiel


L E C T U R E S   /   M E N T O R S H I P S   /  C O A C H I N G S

• 2020 — Guest lecture at HTW Berlin 
• 2020 — Adobe Live »Adobe, Live vom Sofa«, 20.04.2020 https://youtu.be/2q9NC2pMx5w
• 2021 — Adobe Live »Adobe, Masterclass«, 17.11.2020 https://youtu.be/7Ux22TJWglU
• 2021 — Mentor in the mentoring program of Illustratoren Organisation


M e M B E R s h i p

Illustratoren Organisation (IO)
Association of Illustrators (AOI)


V O L U N T E E R I N G

 Mentor in the mentoring program of Illustratoren Organisation, 2021




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