Gruner & Jahr
Die Freunde der Klarheit
Huth + Wenzel
Pahnke Markenmacherei GmbH
& Co. KG
Aachener Grundvermögen GmbH
Die Schwestern Manchot
Das Erzbistum Köln
Hello! My name is Anja Grote.
I’m a communicationdesigner and illustrator, living and working not far from cologne.
I love my small family, jazz, indie and classical music, art and the art of gardening.
I want to create books and products that make children wonder and that inspire them to explore more and ask questions. It’s important to me to be treating them on a level playing field. Especially through taking care of my 3 year old son I’m often facing the challenge of teaching him rules while getting him to understand that I’m listening to his standpoint and that I am taking his thoughts and needs seriously.
In my work I hope to raise awareness for the wonderful aspects of freedom and fantasy, community, nature and mindfulness. Not beating it into somebody, but with magical art and stories that kids and adults can engage with.
working in 3 different fields at the moment
If you are interested in the book please check the list of PUBLICATIONS.
You'‘ll find a selection of my favorite works on PORTFOLIO.
If you like what I am doing independently, please follow the link to PATREON, where I am building an exclusive little community with exchange and tutorials.
Since last year I’m enjoying very much my new studio
My workspace with analogue and digital area. And workmate. wuff.
SPECIAL THANKS TO MY BELOVED PATRONS!