Design and Illustrations

The main focus of my work are illustrations for magazines and corporate clients. I love to combine constructed architectural forms with humorous characters and whimsical details, using bold colors, graphical patterns and clean vector strokes. Every now and then I enjoy working on information graphics and diagrams.
My sources of inspiration are architecture, vintage industrial design, Memphis graphics, 8-bit computer games and japanese Anime.


My work has been published in magazines like Monocle, Men's Journal, Popular Mechanics, Dummy, Fluter, Focus. You can also find my work in corporate reports and corporate magazines for clients like Deutsche Telekom, Mercedes, Red Bull and Bundesdruckerei.

Berlin Boombox

The Berlin Boombox has been a huge project for me since it started in 2012. It's a cardboard speaker for smartphones. The Berlin Boombox started as a crowdfunding project on Kickstarter and has since grown into a big part of my work. Studio Axel Pfaender manufactures, develops and distributes the Berlin Boombox, which is now being sold through our online store and retailers worldwide. Since 2012 we have been selling over 16.000 units, mostly internationally. Head over to for more information. We also offer the Berlin Boombox to agencies and brands with custom designs, learn more about the possibilities here.

Stuttgart Location

Studio Axel Pfaender
Böheimstr. 87a
70199 Stuttgart
+49 711 65 83 95 20

ap [at] axelpfaender [dot] com


Berlin Location

Studio Axel Pfaender
Saarbrücker Straße 25
10405 Berlin

What else?

If you're into dance music, you might like these mixtapes by my alter ego DJ Dance.