Marion Eisenmann was born and raised in Germany, where she developed a classical foundation in music and the visual arts.
She studied Communications-Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich. Following an exchange semester in Finland, she conducted her thesis project at the VW/Audi Design Center in Simi Valley, California, as part of the requirements for her bachelor’s degree. After creating a series of lifestyle illustrations for a German daily paper, Marion freelanced in graphic design and illustration, worked for brand strategist Mike Salisbury, and toured California with the creative team of CP Productions, shooting the BMW 7 series.
Upon receiving her Master’s of Fine Arts at Cal State Fullerton, where Marion also became involved in teaching, she began working for the entertainment industry, creating storyboards, characters and concept art. In 2005, she joined the pre-production team of the feature film “Outlander,” in which she collaborated with acclaimed storyboard and concept artists. This led her into the world of visual storytelling for independent films. In the summer of 2009, she started teaching storyboarding for a night class at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She has also given workshops in atmospheric plein air painting at The Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino, California.
Her work has appeared on latimes.com, the website of the Los Angeles Times , and her clients include Paramount Studios, Toys “R” Us, Lancaster Group US LLC, Tom Ford and Victoria’s Secret. Her specialties are story-driven lifestyle illustration and character development.
Drawing and sketching are my ways of analyzing people to see their true nature.