I was quite lucky that I have been able to meet and even to work with some great musicians, painters and other artists during the past few decades. I was also able to see professional artists at work, which helped me a lot to better understand creative processes and to improve my own work.
I started working with Adobe Photoshop in 1994, followed by Quark XPress in 1995. Today I'm mostly using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign CC. I was able to learn a lot about graphics and design in the late 1990s while working as a freelance designer for Linster Studios.
I was always interested in art and I was somewhat talented when it came to drawing and painting in high school. Unfortunately I was never good enough to pursue this professionally, so it only remains a hobby that can be helpful sometimes.