Sophia Martineck



Kollwitzstraße 52
10405 Berlin




Sophia studied visual communication and illustration at the University of the Arts Berlin. During her studies she spent four months at Hunter’s College in New York City and one year at Liverpool’s School of Art and Design. For the last couple of years she has worked for a wide range of international clients.

In 2018, she began teaching illustration at Wismar University of Applied Sciences, where she has been a professor of illustration and drawing since 2022.

Sophia lives and works in Berlin, Germany.


The New York Times, The New Yorker, Le Monde, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Guardian, NZZ, Crafts Magazine, McKinsey Quarterly, The Drawbridge, JazzFest Berlin, Jewish Museum Berlin, Oxford American, Fantoche, taz, Financial Times, Der Freitag, Hohe Luft, LE MONDE diplomatique, Slanted, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Büchergilde Gutenberg, Das Magazin, Hamburg: Das Magazin aus der Metropole, Rockport Publishers, Nido, MAGAZIN, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Canicola, Strapazin, Le Nouvel Attila, Mount Holyoke Alumnae Quarterly, Black Optical, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Städel Museum Frankfurt, United Arrows, C.H.Beck, dtv, Alba Editorial, Suhrkamp, Quatro Cinco Um, Sesc Pompeia


  • Hannah Arendt, Little People Big Dreams, Alba Editorial, 2021
  • Hannah Arendt, Little People Big Dreams, Insel Verlag, 2020
  • Die Geschichte der Welt, Ewald Frie, C.H.Beck, 2017
  • Der Mann auf dem Hochrad, Uwe Timm, dtv, 2017
  • Hansel e Gretel, Canicola Edizioni, 2017
  • L'Homme Au Grand-Bi, Uwe Timm, Le Nouvel Attila, 2016
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, Rockport Publishers, 2014
  • Die Fliege, Die Tollen Hefte 40, Büchergilde Gutenberg, 2013
  • Hühner, Porno, Schlägerei, Avant-Verlag, 2012


  • Spring #20 Togetherness, 2023
  • American Illustration 26, 28, 34, 3x3 Annual No. 4, 6, 12
  • Das Beste von Allen, Aladin Verlag, 2015
  • SPRING 12 Privée (2015), SPRING 11 Wunder (2014), SPRING 10 ABC Of Tragedy (2013), SPRING 9 Reineke F. (2012), SPRING 8 Family Silver (2011), SPRING 7 Happy Ending (2010)
  • The Where, the Why, and the How, Chronicle Books (2012)
  • The Exquisite Book, Chronicle Books (2010)

Features, Interviews


  • since 2022 professor for illustration and drawing at the University of the applied sciences, Wismar, Germany
  • 2019–2022 lecturer for illustration and drawing at the University of the applied sciences, Wismar, Germany
  • 2018–2019 teaching illustration at the University of the applied sciences, Wismar, Germany

Talks, Conferences, Workshops

  • Conference „Finding images for invisible – hard to talk about – topics“ Panel Panel, Literaturhaus Munich, February 2023
  • Baba Kamo Festival, Valencia, Spain, December 2022
  • Lecture and workshop with master's students at LUCA School of Arts Antwerp, November 2017
  • Different workshops "Hansel e Gretel" with children during the Sardinian Festival Tuttestorie, October 2017
  • Workshop "Hansel e Gretel" with children during Bologna Childen's Book Fair, 2017
  • Talk at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, 2016
  • Pathography and Graphic Medicine, Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School, Freie Universität Berlin, 2016
  • Living Future: Shared Societies, live conference drawing, Berlin and Tel Aviv, 2015

Solo Shows

  • Xaoxax Gallery and Bookshop, Prague, 2018
  • Tabook Festival, Tabor, Czech Republic, 2018
  • Bruxelles Papercuts, Grafixx Festival, Antwerp, November 2017
  • Hansel e Gretel, Raum Italic, Berlin, 2017
  • Hansel e Gretel, Museum of Modern Art, Bologna, 2017
  • Solo Show, C10, Berlin, 2015

Group Shows

  • Spring #20 Togetherness, September–October, Hamburg, October–November, Berlin, 2023
  • co-exhibiting with Henning Wagenbreth, August–October 2023, Grafik1030, Brussels, Belgium
  • Himbeergeist und Sauerampfer, Thalergrafik, July–August 2023, Leipzig, Germany
  • Wegschauen Verboten! Städtische Galerie, December 2022–April 2023, Rosenheim and June–October 2023, Bilderbuchmuseum Troisdorf, Germany
  • Darktown Dinner and Dance, May 2021, Winchester, UK
  • Spring No 7-12, Hamburg (2010-2015)
  • Ratata Festival, Macerata, 2015
  • Canicola Germania, Matera, 2015
  • Comics zur Lage der Welt, Berlin, 2015
  • Canicola Germania, BilBolBul Festival, Bologna, 2014
  • Moebius Liceo, Buenos Aires, 2014
  • The Bries Space, Antwerp, Juni 2013
  • ADC Young Guns 8, Tokyo, 2011


  • Art Directors Club Young Guns 8, 2010
  • Hans-Meid-Förderpreis (German book illustration award), 2009
  • 3x3 Magazine Gold Student Show and Merit ProShow, 2009
  • 3x3 Magazine Silver Student Show, 2007



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