Sonja Wimmer

Sonja Wimmer is an illustrator and storyteller from Germany. After studying and working for several years as a graphic designer in her hometown of Munich and in Brussels, she decided to pack her bags and move to Barcelona to study illustration at the Llotja Arts and Crafts School. Since then she’s never stopped painting and drawing for publishing houses and other clients around the world. Her work has won multiple awards including the 2012 International Latino Book Awards Second Place for Best Children’s Picture Book-English and the 2011 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards Gold Medal for Best Illustrator.

Sonja eventually moved back to Germany where she now lives with her family near the German Alps between two rivers and surrounded by forests. 

She loves to draw at the seaside, in the mountains, or in a café, catching ideas in the song of the water, the glance of a passerby, or at the bottom of a cup of coffee. For Sonja, illustrating means the opportunity to bring a little light to people, to move them, and to make them laugh, reflect, and dream.

Annick Press books
illustrated by Sonja Wimmer