How did I get here?
I've been a freelance heraldic artist since 2020, when my creations started getting some attention. My initial drive in the world of heraldic art was a desire to broaden my own collection, so I spent a fair while toying around with various styles, often taking inspiration from old manuscripts and adapting them to the vector-editing tools I am familiar with. Once I recognized that vector artwork can look stunning, if and only if one is willing to invest the necessary time, I developped a textured style with lighting effects, diapering, the works. In parallel, and almost despite myself, I developed a second house style based on flat colours and more modern compositions. These are often used as bookplates because of their bold outlines and ease of print, but they have also been declined as stamps or embossers.
In keeping with my first experience (and because I love the process of adapting older pieces to the vector format), I also offer heraldic restoration services. Based on an existing historical illustration, I will make a fully digital, scaleable piece that respects the spirit of the original and makes it more adapted for modern usage. I have also been known to emulate historical styles provided doing so does not infringe on the intellectual property of anyone, most notably the Zürcher Wappenrolle. Please scroll down to see some examples of my work in these various styles.