Sonja is the creative mind behind – a studio based in Vienna.. She was shortlisted for this year’s World Illustration Awards for her Kiss-Me-Bottle design, inspired by a birthday of a close friend.

Sonja also creates character designs, comic strips, GIFs and interior and mural art.

In her Full Of series, intimate moments of human emotion are symbolised through beautiful yet simplistic landscapes of ocean, mountains and the desert, as well as simple objects such as balloons, birdcages and indeed, a cat.

"I love to talk about my emotions in a very picturesque language, finding metaphors and comparisons to nature and every-day objects," says Sonja. 

"That's why it seemed natural to express them through illustrations, and make them visible for others as well." 

Image: Sonja Stangl

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