Hi, my name is Lea, and I am an illustrator and costume designer currently living in Munich, Germany..

After studying at the University of Arts in Berlin, I worked as a costume and stage designer mainly for the theater. When I moved to Stockholm, Sweden in 2019, I took the opportunity to switch my professional focus to illustration.

Observing my immediate surroundings inspires my illustrations. I am interested in how I can capture people, their everyday life situations, (non-)relationships to each other and characteristic features and depict them in drawings. It is important to me to draw people from their movement in order to illustrate scenic snapshots. 

I love to get fully involved in the process of drawing - to constantly re-explore the balance between line and surface, colors, image section - until the final illustration reflects the image in my mind.


For any commissions and collaborations, feel free to contact me at leareusse@gmail.com.


For more impressions, please follow me on Instagram.


For more information about my work and me, check Ballpitmag.


If you are interested in prints, you are welcome to my shop.