Anja von Harsdorf

Anja is an Illustrator and Art Director based in Hamburg, Germany. She focuses on storyboarding,concept design and visual development.

Anja loves to continuously expand her artistic and conceptual skill set to develop and visualise ideasand styles, support a director’s vision or join forces with other artists. Over the years, she has been contributing her work to high-profile commercial projects for brands such as Lamborghini, Audi, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Adidas, Volkswagen, BMW, Huawei, Panasonic and Montblanc.

Drei / Popcorn

Anja had the chance to work with Woodblock, Berlin, on this cute TVC for Drei. First I sketched composition concepts to define width and furnishing of the room. Based on the composition they chose I painted a colour script and then a matte painting for the room.

Pitch / Character Concept

For a pitch Anja developed these character concepts of a group of animals. Story: they accidentally meet on a power line. By touching it the animals’ behavior changes as if they were under the influence of a mind-altering substance.

Riot Games

A concept painting for Woodblock, Berlin, as part of a pitch for Riot Games’ League of Legends promo announcing the 2017 World Championship.


At Sehsucht, Hamburg. Character design for this little Romeo and Juliet tale for Rama.

Mercedes-Benz X Class

With the team at Infected, Hamburg, Anja developed the concept for the tag on to their commercial for the Mercedes-Benz X Class.

Nike / Magister

Earlier this year Anja developed a quick storyboard with FutureDeluxe for the new Nike Magista 2 at a very early stage of the project.