My name is Silja Goetz. I’m an illustrator and have been for over 20 years. Born in Germany I'm now working from Madrid for clients all over the world.
I've always been keen to broaden my range and this has led me to illustrate covers of novels or books on popular science as well as working for editorial and commercial clients. Among them The New Yorker, Die Zeit, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Penguin Books, Random House, Estrella Damm Beer and Fournier Playing Cards.
I have a degree in Communication Design and first started out doing my illustrations as a sideline while I was working as a designer for a women’s magazine. But soon my urge to CREATE images instead of just moving them around on a page became so great that I left my secure day job behind to become a full time illustrator. I’m now doing what I love for a living and have not looked back ever since.
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