As a freelance illustrator based in Berlin, I create works for editorial and advertising clients and cultural institutions. I studied graphic design with a focus on illustration at the Folkwang University of the Arts and the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf and graduated in 2015 with a master’s degree. My illustration style is colorful, planar, and modular. 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. The perspectives remind of a child-like view and grow a visual setting around a human character.

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

Represented by

wildfoxrunnning (Germany/Austria/Switzerland)

friendandjohnson (North America)

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


Selected Clients

The New York Times  

Die Zeit




Fast Company

Vogue Japan

MIT Technology Review

WIRED Magazine

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Shiny Toys Festival


Record Label Ana Ott

Philosophie Magazine




Brand Eins Thema Magazine

Psychologie Heute Magazine

Missy Magazine

Brigitte Magazine

Freundin Magazine

Marktplatz Druckgrafik

Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWI)



American Illustrators AI 40 Chosen Winner

GoSee Award 2019 Shortlist and Merits

3x3 Illustration Annual No. 18 Honorable Mention



2021 Pictoplasma Exhibition at Silent Green, Berlin

2018 Shiny Toys – Festival for time-based experimental culture

2014 The future is back!, Ikosaeder Gallery, 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, Bochum

2010 lead type exhibition in "Halle 505", Essen



Page - Porträt der Woche

Adobe Live

Creative Boom


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

Shiny Toys - Festival, issue 2018

Kiez und Kneipe, January 2018