About Axel Pfaender


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. 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.


As a freelance art director I have been working on a lot of spatial design projects like exhibitions, museums, brand spaces and events. I love working in multidisciplinary teams where I can offer my strength in creative and conceptual thinking.


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 berlinboombox.com for more information. We also offer the Berlin Boombox to agencies and brands with custom designs, learn more about the possibilities here.


Studio Axel Pfaender
70176 Stuttgart

ap [at] axelpfaender [dot] com

What else?

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