Thomas Fuchs, Berlin Member Since August 2007 Artist Statement Thomas Fuchs is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer.
Fuchs studied graphic design and illustration with the illustrious Heinz Edelmann (art director of the 1968 animated film Yellow Submarine) at the Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart. After completing his studies with an MFA in ‘97, he moved to New York in November of the same year.
His work has appeared in most publications in the US, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time, Rolling Stone, GQ, Scientific American, Texas Monthly, The Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, and Esquire. He’s a regular contributor to Wirstschaftswoche and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in Germany. He has worked on numerous projects in design and advertising for clients as varied as Landor, Enterprise IG, Hasbro, and SpotCo.
His work has received numerous awards from The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, SPD, Print, the Art Directors Club of New York and Germany (of which he is a member), among others.
Apart from his commercial work, he regularly creates image series as visual commentaries in response to political and societal tendencies. In 2004 he released Deconstructing Dumbo, 100 reinterpretations of the GOP logo with fellow designer Felix Sockwell. He frequently lectures at art schools such as the Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart and holds illustration workshops for various institutions like the Art Directors Club of Germany.
After fifteen years in New York City, Fuchs moved to Berlin in 2012 where he currently lives and works.