Irene Sackmann lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
She was born 1981 in Pawlodar, Kasachstan where she spent her childhood. At the age of 8 her family moved to Germany and settled in the beautiful Allgäu in Bavaria, with the alps always in sight. In Franconia she received her diploma in communication design and spent some months drawing and learning from old masters at the Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
With her diploma in her backpack she moved to the creative hotspot of Germany: the capital Berlin. After working for ten years as graphic designer and art director, she now focuses on illustration.
She loves the smell of her watercolours, the sound of her keyboard and watching her plants grow.