Armin Schieb is a freelance M.A. Illustrator. He was born in 1982 and grew up in the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. In 2004 he went to Hamburg to study illustration at the HAW Hamburg. In 2010 he earned a diploma in communication design with focus on illustration. In 2017 he earned a master’s degree in illustration with focus on informative illustration. Since then he lives and works in Hamburg and Bremen. He started working as a freelancer in 2012 and is represented by the SEPIA illustration agency.

He is interested in scientific and technical topics, and speculative fiction. As an illustrator, he is engaged in the visual transfer of knowledge and the design of non-fiction books. His 3D illustrations, sometimes combined with graphic elements, can visualize complex information and relationships.

His illustrations have been published in magazines and newspapers such as ADAC Motorwelt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, GEO kompakt, Harvard Business Manager, New Scientist, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Stern, SZ Langstrecke und DIE ZEIT. He also illustrated book jackets for the Aladin publishing house.

His non-fiction book “The Ant Collective” was published by KOSMOS Verlag in March 2020.


  • 3D Modelling
  • 3D Visualization
  • Cover Illustration
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Informative Illustration
  • Infographics
  • Non-fiction Books
  • Vector Graphics
  • Scientific Illustration

Awards and Nominations


ICMA – International Creative Media Award
Category Book / Book illustration
‒ Gold Award for the non-fiction book „The Ant Collective

iJungle Illustration Awards
Category Book
‒ Merit Award for the non-fiction book „The Ant Collective

German Design Award
‒ Nomination for the German Design Award 2021 – Newcomer


Center for Design Research at the HAW Hamburg
Ausgezeichnet! – The award for research-related and excellent master’s theses
‒ Awarded for the non-fiction book „The Ant Collective


Gerstenberg publishing house
Das neue Sachbuch – The award for innovative non-fiction books
‒ Awarded for the non-fiction book „Clipper – A Concept for Spaceflight


Hans Meid Award
‒ Nomination of the Non-fiction book „Clipper – A Concept for Spaceflight