About

Olaf Hajek was born in Rendsburg, Germany. After he finished his degree in graphic design at the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf, he moved to Amsterdam and began to work as a freelance artist.

 

Olaf primarily lives and works in Berlin, but travels frequently and is represented by an agency on nearly every continent.

 

A technically perfect illustrator, he creates enchanting visual patterns, scenes and creative characters in which nature and artifice are intertwined. Olaf collects mental images everywhere he goes: on his travels, in magazines, or on the internet.

 

African traditions, Indian temple art, South American folklore, and pop culture are all expressed in new ways in his almost surreal tableaux.

 

He plays with motifs of flora and fauna, archaic symbols and current themes, working them all into his pieces in great detail and virbant colour.

 

His personal work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions in Hamburg, Munich, Berlin, Atlanta and Cape Town.

Client list

New York Times, New Yorker, Washington Post, Wallstreet Journal, Audubon, Stern, FAZ Magazin, Cicero, Plansponsor Magazine, Macy´s, Breuninger, Lotte Mall, KaDeWe, Brown Thomas, Beymen, Schwarzkopf, Mont Blanc, Weleda, Vodafone, Pirelli Real Estate, Radio Flyer, 25Hours Hotel, Ritz Carlton, Design Hotels, Cacharel Paris, Jigsaw, Hermés, Accessorize, Swatch, Leolux, Rohleder, Bombay Sapphire, Zacapa

Client list

New York Times, New Yorker, Washington Post, Wallstreet Journal, Audubon, Stern, FAZ Magazin, Cicero, Plansponsor Magazine, Macy´s, Breuninger, Lotte Mall, KaDeWe, Brown Thomas, Beymen, Schwarzkopf, Mont Blanc, Weleda, Vodafone, Pirelli Real Estate, Radio Flyer, 25Hours Hotel, Ritz Carlton, Design Hotels, Cacharel Paris, Jigsaw, Hermés, Accessorize, Swatch, Leolux, Rohleder, Bombay Sapphire, Zacapa