Hi, my name’s Dodo Maeder. I am a full time illustrator, a sculptor, an artist and a bluegrass bass player. I live in a old farmhouse on a mountain in Switzerland with pets, my lovely husband, grown-up children, and a creative grandmother!
After art school I trained as a graphic designer, in the early eighties without a computer: that’s how I learned to do all by hand- lettering, illustration. My work steps are first to imagine a character, second illustrating it on paper and third, bring it to life in three dimensions with paperclay. I use all kind of materials, and love to explore new media to create too. The magic of giving life to my characters, in illustrations or as three-dimensional figures, gives me a wonderful feeling.When I’m not drawing, you can find me in my big vegetable garden in the forest, on the ground playing with my pets, or sitting together with family and friends playing music.