I am a freelance illustrator specializing in fantasy book covers.
After various jobs in the computer games industry I now fully concentrate on my passion of illustrating book covers for clients like Heyne/Random House, Subterranean Press, Future Publishing and various self-publishers. I’m a huge book nerd and I love to get sucked into fantasy worlds, that’s where my main inspiration comes from.
I really like working on book covers for (urban) fantasy novels as well as steampunk, cyberpunk, sci-fi and young adult books. My work is very character focused and is included in the art annual “Spectrum 26 - The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art”. I always strive to convey a strong mood and expression and I also love dramatic lighting.
I give portrait drawing and digital painting workshops at the SAE Institute in Germany, contributed workshops to the ImagineFX magazine and I mentor aspiring artists.
In my free time I love to read urban fantasy books, play video games or enjoy a casual round of Magic: The Gathering. Once a week I do something completely unrelated and attend a Zumba dancing class.
Book & Magazine
Future Publishing (ImagineFX Magazine)
Nele Schütz Design
Spectrum 24 - The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
Spectrum 26 - The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
Infected by Art Vol. 4
Infected by Art Vol. 5
Infected by Art Vol. 6
Infected by Art Vol. 7