Astrid Shemilt ©Alessa Schall @buero_oben

studio shemilt
illustration, art & design
Creative Hub/Sendlinger Str. 1
80331 München


Astrid Shemilt is an illustrator (M.A.) and graphic artist with a passion for book design, analogue printing techniques and Japanese aesthetics.

She has a background in cover design and graduated from the University of Applied Sciences of Mannheim with a German Diplom in Communication Design. Later on she received her M.A. in Illustration from the University of Hertfordshire, UK and worked for DER SPIEGEL in Hamburg. After completing a creative residency in Tokyo her focus shifted towards illustration.

Before settling in Munich, Germany, she took the opportunity to live in the U.S. for five years together with her husband.

Astrid’s professional experience in international work settings with various clients helped her understand the importance of cultural authenticity, voice, and consistency. She enjoys working with people and organizations who are looking to create authentic and thoughtful visual identities through illustration, art & design.

Clients: DER SPIEGEL, Dorling Kindersley, Süddeutsche Zeitung Edition, Gospel House Wiesloch, Metalog Training Tools, Deutsche Bahn, Wildmoser electronic, ACCRETECH, Penguin Random House, scm-Verlag, etc.