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Professional experience (13 years, 7 months)
(13 years, 7 months)
- Nov 1999 - present
(3 years, 7 months)
- Nov 2009 - present
(3 years, 8 months)
- Oct 2009 - present
(5 years, 5 months)
- Jan 2008 - present
- Employment status
- 1993 - 1999
Davor Bakara was born in Stuttgart, Germany. He studied at The Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart Graphic Design and Illustration under Prof. Heinz Edelmann and Prof. Niklaus Troxler. In 1999 he finished his studies successfully with a MFA in Illustration and Design (Diplom Designer). He was one of the founders, artists, copywriters and editors of the legendary magazine “Moga Mobo”. After a five year period in Germany’s capital Berlin he lives in Stuttgart again since 2005.
He works in illustration fields as editorial, conceptual, advertising, portraiture, collage, sequential art and more. He collaborates with magazines, newspapers, advertising agencies, publishing houses, companies and institutions. His work was also published in Design Magazines as Encore, Designers Digest and Page.
His language abilities include English, German and Croatian and he likes the possibilities nowadays of teamworking with clients worldwide.
He teaches and gives workshops about Illustration and Sequential Art.
Awards / Honors
American Illustration 29, 2010 / Index Illustration, 2009 / 3×3 Illustration Directory Illo 10 / 3×3 Illustration Directory Illo 09 / 3×3 Illustration Directory Illo 08 / Zeixs Book Illustration, 2007 / Freistil 3, Best of European Commercial Illustration, 2007 / Freistil 2, Best of European Commercial Illustration, 2005 / Freistil 1, Best of German Commercial Illustration, 2003
2010 American Illustration, New York City / 2010 Varnhagen Gesellschaft, Romantikmuseum Marburg / 2009 100 Meisterwerke der Weltliteratur, Comicfestival München / 2009 H7 Open House, Stuttgart / 2009 Sketch It Out, APW Gallery, New York / 2006 Design Warriors, Singapore / 2006 Schätze des Westens, Stuttgart / 2005 Slide Show Fli Ling, Zadu Bar, Stuttgart / 2003 Kunstprojekt Berlin / 2002 Offene Ateliers 4 Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin / 2001 Offene Ateliers 3 Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin / 2000 Kunstmeile 2000, Berlin / 1999 Staatliche Akademie der bildenden Künste Stuttgart / 1999 Staatliche Akademie der bildenden Künste Stuttgart / 1998 Comic-Salon Erlangen / 1997 Die 4. Dimension, Hamburg
Teaching / Workshops
Tutor at Comicademy School since January 2008
Tutor at Macromedia University for Media and Communication since October 2009
Tutor at PC College for software courses since November 2009
Editorial Illustration Workshop soon to come
Member of Illustratoren Organisation e. V. (IO), Germany’s Association of Illustrators
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