Emilie Schaefer
Works About


Lyon Light Festival


Well, since I can hold a pen, but more seriously from 2015 to 2021.

Leisure & student projects.

My Role

Have fun, mainly.

Illustrate apps or websites.


Tools & Methods

Sketchbook & pencil, ink, paint...

Collage, sewing...

Wacom Intuos & Adobe Suite.

A drawing can tell more than a thousand words. Indeed, I believe in the power of storytelling through images, and use original illustrations to bring life to the interfaces I create.

Web illustration

For example, to provide a sensible and contemplative experience to the Trans-Siberian web site, Transsib, I created a series of poetic illustrations. They illustrate what a trip on this mythical railway looks like, through the mountains and lakes of Siberia. I wanted to make the user dream of such a beautiful travel as much as I do. Hoping to do this trip one day !

For Stay Home, a European app to fight the Covid19 pandemic from home, I created a series of digital illustrations, aiming to convey a positive feeling while using this serious-looking service. The illustrations therefore guide the user into the app through a lively onboarding.


In October 2020, I joined Wise ("What is Science Even?") as an illustrator. This team of passionate students deconstructs complex issues about science and ethics, through weekly articles. Here are some of the illustrations I made for articles addressing issues like health, race, AMR, Black Friday, ecology, and pandemics...

Digital drawings

Drawing is more a passion than work for me and I enjoy experimenting new styles and techniques...

My sketchbooks

Where I go, my sketchbook goes... I like representing random scenes as I see them, with honesty. Here are some of my hand-drawn sketches...

Daily Quarantine

During the first Covid19 lockdown in France, drawing really helped me to relativise the weird new life experience we were going through, by expressing it with irony. So I challenged myself to do a drawing a day during 30 days.

Next Hobby : Photography