Christoph Niemann is an illustrator, artist, and author. His work has appeared on the covers of  The New Yorker,  WIRED and The New York Times Magazine and has won awards from AIGA, the Art Directors Club and The Lead Awards. His corporate clients include Google, St. Moritz, LAMY, and The Museum of Modern Art. He is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale. In 2010, he was inducted into the Art Directors Club Hall Of Fame.

He has drawn live from the Venice Art Biennale, the Olympic Games in London, and he has sketched the New York City Marathon — while actually running it. He created The New Yorker’s first Augmented Reality Cover as well as a hand drawn 360 degree VR animation for the magazine’s US Open issue.

Niemann is the author of many books, including the monograph  “Sunday Sketching” (2016), “WORDS” (2016) and “Souvenir” (2017). With Nicholas Blechman he published the book “Conversations“. With Jon Huang he created the kids’ apps PETTING ZOO and CHOMP. His work is subject of an episode of Abstract, a new original NETFLIX series.

Press (English)

Design Observer
Christoph Niemann’s Creative Powers: A Mystery Investigated
by Steven Heller

Cultured Magazine
Christoph Niemann’s Abstract Memories
by Jessica Idarraga

Combining humor and political satire
by Lindsay Duddy

The New York Times
An Exhibition Worth Thousands of Words
by Roberta Smith

It’s Nice That
Making Imperfections Fun
by Madeleine Morley

Freunde von Freunden
Portrait of the studio and interview
by Liv Siddall

Art Observed
Review of “Es gibt nichts Gutes” at Gallery Max Hetzler in Berlin
by Caitlin Greenwood

Your Next Must-Follow On Instagram
by Jessie Heyman

Radio: Sideshow from NPR’s Studio 360
Christoph Niemann, Instagram Savant
By Sean Rameswaram

Story Telling Giant
by Steven Heller

‘That’s How’ Christoph Niemann Explains It All
“Fresh Air” interview with Terry Gross

by Julia Hoffmann

Insecurity Is Essential to Great Design
by Maria Popova

‘Abstract Sunday’ Artist Gets Playful With Charming Kids’ App
by Mike Senese

The Bustle and Beauty of New York City, Rendered by a Master Designer
Review of Abstract City by Steven Heller

Q&A with Christoph Niemann
by John Sellers


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