An illustration should delight while transmitting a message.

Hi! My name is Silja Goetz. I’m an illustrator and have been for over 20 years. Born in Germany I’m now working from Madrid for clients all over the world.

I’m interested in many subjects and this has led me to illustrate a wide range of books as well as working for editorial and commercial clients. Among them The New Yorker, Die Zeit, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Penguin Books, Estrella Damm Beer and Fournier Playing Cards.

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Book Cover Illustration: Unraveling the Essence of a Story

Learn the secrets of conceptual illustration to create an eye-catching book cover using analog and digital techniques

In this course, Silja takes you into her book cover illustration world, to give you a full professional perspective and guide you through her own methodology to create a mesmerizing book cover that has the power to capture an audience’s full attention. Learn how to research, experiment, and uncover the ideal illustration for a literature piece and get expert advice on how to start working in editorial illustration.

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Zodiac Illustration: Creating A Unique Series

Use ancient horoscope symbols to illustrate a series that captures your style

In her second Domestika course, Silja shows you how to create an original illustration series using a classic subject. Discover how to transform zodiac symbols into fresh and interesting compositions while maintaining consistency and harmony among your series.

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Online shop for wall art

Posterlounge is a German art publisher and online shop for wall art and wall decoration. What began in 2003 in a small three-room flat in Leipzig has today become an innovative and family-oriented company that is active throughout the European market.

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The New Yorker, Vogue, Die Zeit, Schöner Wohnen, Harper’s Bazaar (Spain), Elle, Vanity Fair, AD Magazine, Oprah Daily, Harrod’s Magazine, New York Magazine, Brigitte, The Texas Observer, Bloomberg Business Week, Wall Street Journal, Beef, Virtuoso Travel, Outdoor, eme21, Lufthansa, Maxima, Myself, Donna


Fournier, Estrella Damm Beer, Domestika, Accenture, GNTO, Latte Arborea, Bertolli, Fandler, Hamburg Cruise Days, Alma La Caixa, Bill Clinton Foundation, Thompson Hotels, Rotman Business School, Kiehl’s, Nike, Vienna Airport, Estrella Levante Beer, Renuzit Air Freshener, Nordic Mist, Gaston & Daniela Fabrics, Underberg AG, Orange Telecommunications, Leshop, Galton…


Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, Planeta, Algonquin Books, Rowohlt Verlag, Fischer Verlag, Doubleday, W. W. Norton Company, Amazon, Alfaguara, Salto de Página, Rosebud (Austria), Batidora Ediciones…


“Tactile”, Berlin, Die Gestalten Verlag, R. Klanten, S. Ehmann, M. Huebner 2007
“Illusive 2”, Die Gestalten Verlag, R. Klanten, H. Hellige 2007
“Illustration Now Vol. 2 “, Taschen, Julius Wiedemann, 2008
“Sideways/A Smart Art Project”, Die Gestalten Verlag, Kamps, Christoph 2008
“Big Book of illustration ideas: 2”, Harper Collins, Roger Walton, Jen Cogliantry, 2008
“just for you”, Index Book, Pablo Correa, 2009
“Neuland/ The Future of German Graphic Design”,, 2009
“Papercraft”, Die Gestalten Verlag, R. Klanten, S. Ehmann, and B. Meyer, 2009
“Illusive 3″ , Die Gestalten Verlag, R. Klanten and H. Hellige, 2009
“Hair’em Scare’em”, Die Gestalten Verlag, Robert Klanten, Matthew Huebner, Sven Ehmann, 2010
“Fashion Illustrator” , Portfolio, Bethan Morris, 2010
“Fifty Years of Illustration”, Laurence King, Lawrence Zeegen, Caroline Roberts, 2014
“The Art of Fashion Illustration”, Rockport, Somer Flaherty Tejwani, 2015
“The illustration idea book”, Laurence King, Steven Heller, Gail Anderson, 2018
“Reinas de la ilustración española”, Norma Editorial, 2019
“100 Bücher, die alle Designer kennen sollten”, avedition, René Spitz, Marcel Trauzenberg, 2019
“Astrology”, Taschen, Jessica Hundley, 2021