About me

My name is Steven Bagatzky and welcome to the latest resurrection of my blog – where I post probably mostly the artwork I do for myself.

I’m a freelance commercial illustrator since late 2003 working in various markets such as advertising storyboards, browser-, mobile-, AAA- and board games. I’ve done illustrations for print and digital-only uses. I’ve worked from home, from a studio, and often on-site and done so for big and small name clients.

In October 2018 I joined Berlin-based design studio karakter full-time as a senior creative consultant where I lead a team of artists vastly more talented than myself, creating work for leading media properties.

I decided to go back to freelancing starting 01. August 2021. If you would like to work with me, feel free to reach out to me via my portfolio page.

Currently, I live in Berlin, together with my wife Maike Plenzke. Maike herself is an illustrator as well, and I strongly encourage you to check out her work since she’s reeeeeally good. —> Here’s the link to her portfolio.

We go bouldering three times a week which we do for fun just as much as a form of physical therapy since it helps with my chronic tendonitis. Additionally, I enjoy futilely attempting some form of calisthenics and/or/while listening to audiobooks (mostly urban fantasy, classic fantasy & Sci-Fi and quite often YA-material). And then there are the 700+ hours I clocked in the military multiplayer PC-shooter-game Insurgency and thank god I have no clue how many hours I spent on Beat Saber so far.

All of the above though is dependent on the continued benevolence of our lordship of superior cuteness.

And that’s really all that I can think of to say about myself at this point. But if you have any question feel free to reach out to me.