Marco Schaaf : CV
Marco Schaaf was born in Zurich and attended school in
At the "Kunstgewerbeschule Basel" he learned academic
drawing and later studied professional photography at the Photographic
Institute of the "Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich".
In between semesters he began exercising what would become
one of his great passions - travelling. He took extended trips to Turkey and
In 1973 Marco Schaaf entered professional life, first
working in Switzerland and Milan as an assistant to fashion photographer Klaus
Zaugg and later freelancing in commercial photography throughout Europe.
His first trip across the Atlantic yielded work in Los
Angeles and New York. Heeding an "inner call", Marco travelled to South
America. He and a business partner established a design studio and photography
atelier in Ecuador and operated it for three years.
Upon his return to Europe he liberated himself of the
dependence on technical devices and focused on drawing. As independent
contractor with emphasis on layout illustration and story boarding he
cooperated closely with several advertising agencies in Zurich and beyond.
He has established himself in the fields of Editorial
illustration, Illustration of user Infograhics and the creation of Fictional
characters, Mascots and Identification figures.
Most of all, Marco Schaaf loves good stories. He enjoys
telling them, and his international clientele appreciates the narrative quality
of his illustrations.