I am a senior creative currently based in Auckland, New Zealand. Bringing stories, spaces and characters to life through design and illustration are my greatest passions. 

I have worked as a designer and illustrator for over 20 years, and I am highly experienced in conceptual and visual story telling, brand development and visitor experience design. I have lived in Germany, Hong Kong and New Zealand, worked for boutique design agencies and clients directly (local and overseas) and ran my own design studio and art gallery with offices in Germany and Hong Kong.

My illustrations are influenced by my love for quirky characters, comics, monsters, big eyes, big heads, dots, tentacles, our natural environment and old people. You can find more of my character designs and doodles here on my www.pixiepencil.com page. 

As a nature lover, environmentalist, sea kayaker and forest hiker, I also love to paint and photograph all sorts of large and small flora and fauna with pencils or watercolour to highlight the beautiful world we live in. My handcrafted works are regularly featured in exhibitions, and I also sell some art-prints in my Etsy Shop.

Follow me on     Instagram      Twitter      Facebook


2019 – Mairangi Arts Center – Solo exhibition

2019 – Estuary Arts Gallery – Tutors exhibtion, Auckland

2018 – Selected artist for the Botanical Art Worldwide exhibition

2017 – Thievery Studios, Auckland

2017 – Treelines – Botanical Gardens, Auckland

2014 – Damina Gallery – Group exhibition, Hong Kong  

2012 – SDA Skate Deck Art, Beijing

2009 – ufo artgallery – Opening exhibition, Hong Kong

2008 – Deutsche Bank, Germany

2008 – Bedürfnisanstalt – Group exhibition with ‘Wondertom’, Germany


2016 – Red Awards Sushi Ninja Express Illustrations

2015 – Best Design finalist Annual Report for thl

2014 – Best Design finalist Brand Development AKL Kindergarten

2014 – Gold Award Annual Report Hallenstein Glassons


2012 – I love Japan: A book dedicated to the children of Japan – ‘Jane Black’ illustrated story

2010 – Low Art Magazin – Featured artist

All content © copyright Heike Jane Zimmermann 2019