Stephan Schmitz is a conceptual award winning illustrator based in Zürich, Switzerland. He studied illustration at the Lucerne School of Art and Design. Stephan loves to surprise his audience and in a single image he can tell a whole story through the use of his smart concepts.
His work has been recognized by The Society of Illustrators New York, American Illustration, Applied Arts Magazine and 3x3 Annual of Contemporary illustration. In 2015 Creative Quarterly mentioned him as one of their top 25 Illustrators and most recently Lürzers Archive listed him as one of the 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2016/17.

Clients:
Modus Magazine
Daily Telegraph Magazine
Women's Wear Daily
Stella Magazine
New Scientist
Scientific American
Time Out
Business of Fashion
New York Times Book Review
Tharawat Magazine (Dubai)
Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin
Creative Review
Die Post
Infel Corporate Media
Beobachter
Swica
Zeitlupe Magazin
Women in Business
Sonntagszeitung
Handelszeitung
Panorama Magazin
Fantoche
Psychologie Heute
Zwölf Magazin

Recognitions and Awards:
Creative Quarterly 38, 2014 (Winner, Illustration: Professional)
Creative Quarterly 39, 2015 (Winner, Illustration: Professional)
Creative Quarterly 40, 2015 (Winner, Illustration: Professional)
American Illustration 34, 2015 (Chosen Winner)
3x3 Annual of Contemporary Illustration, 2015 (Merit, Professional Show)
World Illustration Award, 2015 (Shortlist, Self Initiated Work, Professional)
Society of Illustrators, Illustrators 58 (Book and Show)
Creative Quarterly 42, 2016 (Winner, Illustration: Professional)
Creative Quarterly: 100 Best of 2015
Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards 2016 (Winner)
Lürzer's Archive 200 Best Illustrators worldwide 16/17
World Illustration Award, 2016 (Shortlist, Editorial, Professional)
3x3 Annual of Contemporary Illustration, 2016 (Merit, Professional Show)

Exhibitions
Grafik 15, Group Exhibition, Zürich, 2015
Jungkunst, Group Exhibition, Winterthur, 2015
Illustrators 58, Group Exhibition, New York, 2016

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