Inky land is a mental place I go to when I completely focus on a project and forget everything around me.

In another (more geographical) sense, it's also an illustration studio, based in Vienna, where I am happily working on Illustrations, Graphic Design, Character Design, Gif Art, and storytelling.

+43 664 91 98 071

Sonja Stangl lives and works as Illustrator and Visual Artist in Vienna, Austria. In 2012 she graduated from the University of Applied Science in Salzburg where she studied Multimedia Art. Since then she has been working as a professional Illustrator and Designer on a wide range of interesting projects, with clients in children’s education, animation and cultural organizations. Never tired of deepening her skills she didn’t miss the chance to learn from some of the big names in illustration, like Yuko Shimizu and Steve Simpson, by attending master class workshops.

Her work has been exhibited (Vienna, Brussels, London) and was shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards. Children’s books that she illustrated are available in the US and Canada.

"Gwen The Rescue Hen" (2018 by Stone Pier Press)
"Sprig The Rescue Pig" (2018 by Stone Pier Press)
"Franziska und die Kunst, Ideen in Bilder zu verwandeln" (2017 VerVieVas)

Recognitions & Press
World Illustration Awards 2016 (shortlisted)
Digital Arts Online - Feature
Creative Mornings Vienna - Magazine
Tips for using coloured pencils - Digital Arts Online
Article in the Design Austria magazine
Interview: "Why coloured pencil illustrations are on trend right now"

Urbana Urban Art Project Brussels "Mixity"
WUK Vienna
Schmiede Werkschau: Interactive Installation

Creative Mornings Vienna - Magazine Feature