Illustrations by Ramona Ring
“I’m Ramona Ring, a freelance illustrator based in Hamburg, Germany. After having landed a major commission from ZEITmagazin, I gained a foot in the door to a career in editorial illustration. Currently I’m working freelance and finishing up my master studies at the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg.
I work mainly in the fields of editorial and book illustration, advertising and graphic novels.
Concerning my way of working I’m in love with the combination of handmade drawings and the possibilities of digital editing. Illustrations should ideally open up new dimensions generating a new understanding of the subject matter. Access to writing through pictures is a quite different experience to reading alone. In my opinion a successful illustration captures or captivates the reader. To do this, not only does the subject of the illustration have to be right, so do its colour tones and composition.”