Domenic

Bahmann

My name is Domenic Bahmann.

I make art, illustrations and animations. I’m most known for photo illustrations with everyday objects and visual metaphors.

When I was five, I used to watch my mum draw illustrations and cartoons. I was very impressed by her drawing skills and I felt I needed to learn how to draw. Thanks to her I have learned so much about being confident in my own creative skills.

I love to bring my imagination to life. What interests me most about art with everyday objects is how we can create visual metaphors for our feelings, thoughts and ideas. The three things currently inspiring me the most are mixed media, animated brand design, and art-influenced advertising.

I often get asked how I come up with these kind of ideas. The answer is: intensive research on a topic to give myself the chance to come up with as many ideas as possible. Then I select the most suitable ideas and create sketches for the client.

I grew up in Munich, Germany, but I now live in Canberra with my wife and two children. When I am not doing client work you can probably find me spending as much time as possible with my family and friends. My children and friends are a great source of inspiration. Also seemingly boring everyday situations such as housework can lead to great ideas.

It’s really important to dedicate time to personal work because it strengthens my ability to come up with creative ideas. Here’s a few of my favourites!

Recently I’ve been playing around with animation software to see if existing objects can be brought to life in a clever way. I’m really excited to experiment more with stop motion and animation because it brings my illustration work to life.

Most of my work starts with finding a suitable concept that works for the story or brief. Then I create sketches so the clients can choose their favourite concept idea. The best thing about working on commercial projects is the fact that I can influence the culture and perception of iconic brands.

Here’s a recent series of covers I created for Women’s Wear Daily. I loved the fact that the story is about the rise of a more sustainable fashion industry.

Not long ago I created a social media campaign for Monini Olive Oil. It turned out to be a challenge to draw fine lines with olive oil!

Here’s another piece I’m really proud of. It was created for Time magazine.

One of my all-time favourite projects was created for Australian House & Garden. I was asked to create an illustration about the physical well-being caused by friendships and social interactions. The illustration was later shared many times online and art galleries asked me if they could exhibit the piece.

I was lucky enough to create work for Life Kitchen. They give free cooking classes to cancer patients, focusing on taste and nutrition, as 80% of people having chemotherapy treatment experience a loss or change of taste.

That’s me! If you want more, check out my full folio and Instagram. Got a brief? Contact me and the good folks at Jacky Winter.

With Jacky Winter you work directly with the artist alongside a hands-on producer—it’s a power-up for your artwork commission.

With Jacky Winter you work directly with the artist alongside a hands-on producer—it’s a power-up for your artwork commission.

With Jacky Winter you work directly with the artist alongside a hands-on producer—it’s a power-up for your artwork commission.