Do what you love, love what you do!
Since I could first hold a pencil, I have been busy drawing. Sketchbooks, watercolours, pencils, brushes, markers, paper and pens have always been my closest allies, whether at home, at school, travelling or after work. I studied architecture and urban planning at Cornell University, USA (B.Sc.) and at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany (M.Sc.). Since 2010 I have been working as a community planner in Berlin, Germany and have facilitated many community development and participatory processes. All the while I also continued drawing and steadily gained experience as a graphic artist and illustrator. Since 2015 I have been combining my passions - Graphic Recording allows me to continue serving diverse groups in the way that comes most naturally to me - by visualising and drawing. Since the 2017 I have been expanding my reach and working in my home country Ireland again.
Photograph: Sandra Ritschel