My name is Anja, though I go by “piranyeah” in the online world.
I’m an Illustrator and Comic Artist based in Augsburg, Germany.
I was born in Vukovar, Croatia, but grew up in the beautiful countryside
of Bavaria.
In the Summer of 2019 I finished my master studies with the first two chapters
of my original Graphic Novel »Nowhere«, a project that’s very close to my heart,
which is why I’m continuing to work on it as a Webcomic.

My passion lies in creating characters, their stories and the worlds they live in.
I’m focusing on Illustration, Concept Art, Character Design and Comics, and I
attach great importance on Storytelling.

Let’s connect: hello@anjacuk.de

2019-present // Freelance Illustrator

2015-2016// Illustrator and Concept Artist (Intern)
Pixelcloud // Ludwigsburg, Germany

I created Backgrounds for Comics and Concept Art for mobile game pitches.
I was also responsible for the visual and conceptual development (Character Design,
Concept Art, Interface Design) for an unreleased storybased interactive mobile game.

2013-2014// Book Cover Designer (Intern&Working Student)
Punch Design // Munich, Germany

I designed various Book Covers for publishers like Blanvalet, Bastei-Lübbe and Heyne.

2012// Graphic Designer (Intern)
Fruehling Advertising // Munich, Germany

Graphic Design (Advertisements, Posters, Flyers, Logo Design,
Illustration) for various clients.

2017-2019//Hochschule Augsburg /University of Applied Sciences
Master of Arts / Design- und Kommunikationsstrategie

Based on my Bachelor’s project I created the first two chapters of »Nowhere« as a graphic novel.

2013-2017//Hochschule Augsburg /University of Applied Sciences/
Bachelor of Arts / Kommunikationsdesign

My graduation project was the visual development for my original Story »Nowhere«.
I developed the Story, Look of the World and Characters.

  • Illustration
  • Concept Art
  • Character Design
  • Storytelling
  • Storyboard
  • 2D Animation basics
  • HTML5+CSS3 basics
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • After Effects
  • Premiere
  • Cinema 4D (basics)
  • German (native)
  • Croatian (native)
  • English (fluent)
  • French (beginner)