I work as a freelance illustrator for magazines, cultural institutions and doing artworks for musicians.  
I studied graphic design at the Folkwang University of the Arts and at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf and graduated in 2015 with a master’s degree in visual communication. 

My illustration style is colorful, planar and modular. I love to combine vibrant colors with subdued, soft tones. The motifs in my works range from simple and reduced settings to complex and Escher-esque architectural structures. 

I combine digital elements with textures, influenced by analog printing techniques to get content-related and visually exciting contrasts. By playing with the familiarity of these analog textures and their haptics, I introduce a distinct liveliness into my digitally drawn images. Often, the emerging perspective reminds of a child-like view and grows a visual setting around a human character.

The result is a dynamic contrast between linear geometric spaces, map-like compositions, textured patterns, and intuitively perceived organic shapes.

For commissions or collaborations please email me at jul.schwarz@googlemail.com or give me a call +49 157 54128009.

I am represented by the agency wildfoxrunnning.

You can follow me on Instagram or get to know my website Chronozeichen


Selected Clients

The New York Times, Die Zeit, Wirtschaftswoche, Psychologie Heute Magazine, Brand Eins Thema, Ada Mag, Record label Ana Ott, Deichmann, Missy Magazine, Brink Magazine, Brigitte Magazine, Hill Magazine, Fount Magazine, Pressesprecher Magazine, Ruhrbarone Magazine, Make Good Magazine, Correctiv BookazineRinglokschuppen Ruhr, Marktplatz Druckgrafik, Makroscope, Ruhrbarone Magazin, Modehaus Kressmann, Neuköllner Oper, Shiny Toys Festival



2018 Shiny Toys – Festival für zeitbasierte Experimentalkultur, Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, Mülheim a. d. Ruhr

2014 The future is back!, Ikosaeder Galerie, Essen

2012 C.A.R. Contemporary Art Ruhr, Zeche Zollverein, Essen

2012 Diplomaexhibtion, Huyssenallee, Essen

2012 I’m a stranger here myself, Atelier & Galerie 52, Essen

2011 Nature and urban space, alter Katholikentagsbahnhof, Bochum

2011 Naturefestival, alter Katholikentagsbahnhof, Bochum

2010 lead type exhibition in "Halle 505", Essen



Novum - world of graphic design, tell me a story, issue 09/2019

Shiny Toys - Festival ür zeitbasierte Experimentalkultur, issue 2018

Kiez und Kneipe, January 2018