Marion Eisenmann was born and raised in Germany, where she developed her classical foundation in music and the visual arts.
She studied Communications-Design at the FHM (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 MFA 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,” where 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, Victoria’s Secret Beauty and Mtv. Her specialties are story-driven lifestyle illustration and character development.
“Drawing and sketching have always aided me in studying and analyzing people. Observation allows me to capture the essence of their nature, revealing positive and negative aspects.”