Van Data is the hamburg based studio of illustrator, artist and creative Michael Matthias. Over the last ten years we have worked closely and with great success together with some of the most renowned agencies both in Germany and worldwide.

A lot of our work is based on being "handmade". We love analogue methods using pencil, water colours, ink, markers, spray cans and brushes.


We are well experienced in doing pitch presentations for which we can offer the entire range of artdirection, illustration and animation from one source.

Whenever you need support, or any advice related, we would love to help you out.

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We provide illustrations for advertising, visual identities, technical illustrations, icons, editorial illustrations for newspapers and magazines, brochures and annual reports.    We also do wall paintings, illustration for products, presentation material or storyboards.

We can offer a wide range of Art direction and Graphic Design for Advertising, Motion Design, Editorial / Publishers, Graphic Design, Film & TV.


Jung von Matt, Kolle Rebbe GmbH, Grimm Gallun Holtappelts, NHB video GmbH, Optix, Ikea, O2 - Telefonica, Telekom, Marlboro, Interone, Constantin Film, Misereor, Parliament, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Bolero, Michalsky, Vakant, Gruenspan, Polycore, BBDO, Nike, Evian