Short Introduction: Professional experience since 2005, working full-time, part-time, and freelance. B.A., Maîtrise, M.A. in Media & Communication (2012), and in Translation Studies (2015); doctoral candidate in Sociology (2018). Simone Ines is an idea shaper; an ardent artist, creative cyberculturist, digitanalogue dreamer, trilingual thinker (DE, EN, FR), and wicked wordsmith. Consults, creates concepts and content.
I am a surrealist, I love cubism, metaphysical art, futurism, abstract art, expressionism, art nouveau, dada, and I find it hard to leave space blank. I scribble little, then I work out the details. I sometimes sculpt grinded shadows on paper. I love subtlely, depth, structures, and textures. Some of my illustrations are naïve to pay homage to the inner child. I play with words, I like calligraphy as I like science fiction. I grew up with pens, pencils, ballpoint pens, fineliner pens, copic markers, charcoal, graphite, pastel chalks, acrylic colors, and ink. I love Stabilos, Copic Markers, PaperMates, Chartpaks, and Sharpies. I am bad with watercolors, although I blend my acrylics with water. I used to paint on large formats, and I am currently limited to Moleskines and DIN A4-DIN A2 canvas or paper. I have a cyberpunk science fiction story in my head that sometimes creeps into my illustrations. I am fascinated with technological utopia and our will to know the future, while we are still reminiscing about the past.
I lived in Germany, France, and the US; I currently live in Germany, I have a Master's degree in media and communication, eager to keep learning more in the various fields of communication and cultural studies. I have a second Master's degree in literary translation, and I am working on my doctoral dissertation for the Ph.D. degree in sociology. I am a trilingual traveller with a passion for technological utopia. Vive le temps volé - jouis-en sans soucis.
Favourite Visual Artist
Picasso, de Chirico, Ernst, Twombly, Feininger, Braque, Picabia, Delaunay, Morandi, Rothko, Modigliani, Toulouse-Lautrec, Escher, Man Ray
Stephen King, Tad Williams, William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, Richard Kadrey, William Walsh, Haruki Murakami, Walter Kirn
Tools of the Trade
Photoshop, Wacom Intuos 3, Moleskine, pens & pencils, acrylic colors, charcoal & graphite, pastel chalks
Technological utopianism, cyberculture, bodybuilding, travelling, writing, singing