photo Photography by Torsten Drever
Hi, I'm Ari.

I dabble in a lot of [fields]{fields such as illustration, web development, digital art direction, advertising, type design and Vietnamese cuisine}. Which is why I'm not profund in any of [them.]{them, but that's fine by me.}

I just like to stare at [shit.]{shit. Not literally.}
I like to stare at a book, TV, surgical tutorials or the [Internet.]{Internet. Not moving for hours seems to be the common denominator. I suspect in a former life I was a paralyzed koala.} Speaking of, on good days I try to make the web a more intelligent and beautiful place to [be.]{be. And funny, but that's more of a bonus point.} On bad days I just try to make it less [disturbing.]{disturbing. Just don't google "harlequin baby"}

Outside of work you usually find me talking to my [plants]{57 plants}, failing at overcomplicated [boardgames]{boardgames (so badly, you have no other choice but to be impressed)} or developing overcomplicated [recipes.]{recipes. Those are vegan by the [way.]{way. Which means that I only eat locally grown, raw, organic [vegetables.]{vegetables, watered with the tears of transgender angels.}} And YumYum Cup Ramen, not [sponsored.]{sponsored. (yet)}}

You can email me at []{ but I'm terrible at responding in an appropriate time frame. I'm sorry. It's not you. It's [me.]{me. (Unless you're that tall guy from Berlin who doesn't wear deodorant and wants me to make an album cover for free. Then it's you.)} I'm working on it.}

Love, Ari


BMW Austria / Mercedes Austria / T-Mobile / Erste Bank & Sparkasse / Red Bull / Barbie / REWE Group / Thalia / Beyond Carnism / MS Dockville / Millerntor Gallery / Jugend Forscht / Immofinanz / Gärtner Möbelhaus / The Guardian / OUT Magazine / Wirtschaftswoche / LesMigras / Die Presse / My Toys / Van der Bellen / KOSMOS / Austrian Post


Wynken, Blynken & Nod / Jung von Matt / PKP BBDO / Demner, Merlicek & Bergmann / Zimmermann Editorial /

Currently working at

Awards & Features

Cannes Young Lions (2015, 2016) / Illustration Friday (2x) /
Adobe Students / Illustration Age / Digital Arts Magazine /
Medium /The Association of Illustrators / PAGE /
Design made in Germany / Millerntor Gallery / VÖZ Best Team /
Loves Me, Loves Me Not / A number of oscars (Which is technically correct, because zero is a number)

Dream Projects I would love
to work on

Liquor packaging / Textile or wallpaper Pattern / Gold bars /
Matagot Inis 3th Edition / Vegan restaurants that will pay in food / Hamburg postage stamp / Anything plant related

Proving that I have a life outside of work on Instagram

Latest tweet

I recently recommended an illustrator friend to a client on the phone and they legit said "hold on, let me check how many followers they have"

Question to illustrators:
How do you deal with it, when the final artwork doesn't look like your style at all (Client wishes), but you still like the concept and want to put it in your portfolio?


Illustrators, this is for you! ✍🏻 I received yet another request for free work, so this is how I replied. I posted these on my IG Stories last night (I’m natashanewtonart on there if you’d like to follow!) & they’ve received such a supportive response, I’m sharing them here too.


Since instagram is dying:
What's your first impression: Which do you like better?
Left or right?


Wow... my @instagram account is officially dead...! No exposure, no engagement, everyday is getting worst... it’s sad... and I’m not the only one struggling with this. This “algorithm” is a nightmare for artists and creators.

Ab morgen im Handel: Die druckfrische @SZ_Langstrecke mit mit Texten von @Gertz68 @Miss_Achtung @cpollmer @arietzschel @giannaniewel @Schrngg @DavidSteinitz @DavidSPfeifer u.v.a. Titel von @quickhoney, die Illustrationen innen von Frederik Jurk


Okay, trying to be more present on @Behance


New work for @wiwo on helicopter money o/