ESDIP International Art School aims to provide the best training for students interested artistic professions.
Over the last 30 years, ESDIP grew to become one of the most prestigious art institutes in Europe, and has produced thousands of illustrators and graphic artists.
Since 2012 we have been offering creative courses and workshops in Berlin. 

Our educational team consists of more than ten teachers, profesional creatives and artists who share with our students the knowledge they have acquired throughout their professional career. Our teachers contribute daily to the reputation of the School and the quality of the students' education.


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LISI BADIA is a Graphic Designer & Art Director with a passion for Design, Typography, Fashion, Illustration and Art. She founded her own Studio ‘Badia Boutique’ 7 years ago. At the studio, she likes to think and work globally, starting a project manually and finishing in digital. Always walking next to the client. Enjoying the journey, the surprise and learning everyday. In 2009 Lisi co-founded a typography project called ShowUsYourType – a project which combines her love of typography and travel. And last year she co-founded  Berlin Student Film Festival, which is still in it’s early days, but steadily gaining energy and recognition. Lisi lives and works between two cities: Barcelona and Berlin. Both lovely and so different.

› SARAH KILCOYNE Sarah Kilcoyne is a classically trained artist from Ireland. She studied Fine Art for four years in the Limerick College of Art and Design, specialising in the study of oil painting, portraiture, figure drawing and anatomy. These days, she resides in Berlin, and combines her work as a visual artist with teaching, both group and private classes. She has exhibited in many shows between Ireland and Germany, and currently paints in a studio in Berlin, Friedrichshain.

› RAFA ÁLVAREZ is an award-winning Spanish illustrator living and working in Berlin.
After spending some years working as Communications Manager for an American multinational in Spain, he moved to New York to focus on his art career. He graduated at the highly selective School of Visual Arts with a Master in Illustration as Visual Essay and started to work for magazines and book publishers around the globe. As of today, his work can be seen regularly on the pages of Sports Illustrated, ESPN, The New York Times, Süddeutsche Zeitung or the Star Tribune as well as in advertising campaigns for Apple, Bloomberg and many others.
His has been featured in Illustration Now! vol. 5 and has recently been awarded by American Illustration 35 (selected for annual), Society of News Design 2017 (Silver medal), World Illustration Awards (finalist) Illustrative Berlin (finalist), Creative Quarterly, 3x3 Contemporary Illustration, International Motion Arts and Behance (winner of Talent Search 2013 in field illustration). On top of his work as freelancer, he teaches illustration workshops on demand and illustrates a series of social comics for Housing Works, a New York based non-profit.

› SARA VERA LECARO's works are mostly fashion and beauty related. She began as a self-taught artist from an early age, she studied Graphic Design, and worked as Art Director for several years in well known Agencies. Achieving international awards such as Cannes Lions, Effie Awards, Clio, and others. She decided to major her techniques in Fine Arts and Fashion, studying a Master in Fashion Design at IED Barcelona. Starting as freelance Artist. Her artworks have been published in several magazines, blogs, art exhibitions, and also in the “New Fashion Illustration” book from CYPI Press publishers. Her inspiration is mostly taken from fashion, movies and fairytales, exploring techniques between hand-detailed pencil, digital elements, watercolor and markers.

› OMAR JARAMILLO completed his architecture studies between Ecuador and Germany. His work as a landscape architect brought him to spend long periods in Italy, the Emirates and Oman. During his travels, he kept track of the journey through drawing and watercolor. In 2009 he became a correspondent member of the 'Urban Sketchers'.
In 2012 he was invited for a two month Artist-in-Residence project at the Opera House in Hannover, documenting the making of a ballet performance with his sketches. The project ended with an exhibition at the Opera House. Invitations to teach workshops in Barcelona , Tanzania and Malaga followed. His work has been exhibited in Ecuador, Italy, USA, UAE, Canada and Germany. His drawings have been published by books, newspapers and magazines around the world. Omar currently lives and works in Berlin. He is a founder and manager of the Urban Sketchers Germany chapter.

› SUZANNE FORBES is a traditional figurative artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She has worked as a courtroom artist for CBS and CNN and as the monthly penciller for DC Comics’ Star Trek comic book. Nowadays she teaches drawing at ESDIP in Friedrichshain and works as a live drawing documentarian. She goes around Berlin and draws people doing things, always committed to diversity and visibility for queer, goth and alternative culture.

› MARCOS MORALES is a graphic designer from Buenos Aires, Argentina currently living in Heidelberg, Germany. 9 years ago he jumped the “I can’t draw” stage by making digital collage. Nowadays, most of his work is based on a mix of collage and digital illustration. With an educational background in visual communication and branding, his collages are loaded with structures, meanings and hidden messages.

› DANIMAIZ is a freelance illustrator from the Basque Country in Northern Spain, based now in Berlin. Graduated as an Upper Level Technician in Applied Arts and Design, specialised in Illustration, EASD-ADGE (2000). Professional since 11 years ago, working for advertising, press and magazines.