Danae Diaz Foto by Nicole Sturz

Foto by Nicole Sturz


Danae Diaz is a Spanish born illustrator and animation artist based in Germany. Danae has worked together with numerous animation studios, newspapers (as Die Zeit, The Guardian, Neue Zürcher Zeitung) and magazines (Wallpaper*, Wired UK), advertising agencies, publishing houses, and others. Her animation work has been shown among others at Illustrative festival, Pictoplasma and Gallery Nucleus and at film and animation festivals worldwide. Her figurative work gravitates between animation and illustration, combines line and color, plays with perspective and is subtly surreal. She is always excited to find new collaborations and challenges.

For any inquiries feel free to get in touch.

Partial Client list:

The Guardian, BBC, Die Zeit, Spiegel, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, GEO, Monocle, Wallpaper*, Wired, Delivered from DHL, Christie’s Magazine, Business Punk, Ermenegildo Zegna, Avantgarde, Sr. Rushmore, Optix, Jacoby & Stuart, Westermann, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Deutsches Technik museum Berlin, Arte Creative, ZDF, !K7 Records, The Gym records, in|pact media


Fine art degree at University of Barcelona. Study exchange programs at Manchester Metropolitan University and Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee.

Awards and Recognitions

2015 3×3 Professional show and Picture show, Merit

2014 Künstlerinnen Programm Film/Video, Berlin, Grant

2013 Young Illustrators Award, Berlin, Nominee

2011 3×3 Professional Show, Silver prize and Special Mention

An excerpt of recognitions for the animated video „Caffeine“:

2012 FIB Cortos (Benicàssim, Spain) Best spanish shortfilm

2011 Fest Anča Animation Festival, 2nd Prize Music Video Award

2011 MAGMA. Mostra di cinema Breve (Acireale, Italy), Best animated short film

2011 Musiclip (Barcelona, Spain) 2nd Prize Best Animated Music Video

2011 Animainzón, special mention

Press and features

CITIx60 Berlin City Guide (Victionary),  3×3 Illustration annual, Page Magazine, The guardian, Fubiz, Eye Magazine, IdN TV Black and White collection, Grafuck 4 art book, Vimeo Staff Pick, ZDF; TV3


2016 SV Showcase curated by Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013 Illustrative, Berlin

2012 “Kleines Grünes Regal” at Gallery Paul Kogler, Dresden

2010 Sommerland at systM gallery, Berlin

2010 Dramator at La Boîte à Musique, Brussels

2010 Drawing intimacy at Swallow Galery, Barcelona

2009 Anonymous drawings Nº10 at Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin

2009 Girl-made. Patrones intimistas at Centro de exposiciones y artes of Aviles, Asturias

2009 Grafuck 4 in Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, CA


2013 Kimmo Ahoi, Illustrated CD-Booklet for Berlin technick Museum, published by Jacoby & Stuart

2010 Kimmos lange Nacht im Museum, Illustrated CD-Booklet, published by Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

2009 The Liberation, personal book project published by Onkel & Onkel