Curriculum Vitae

Anke Katrin Eissmann, born 1977 in Dillenburg, Germany



October 2009 – March 2011: Participation in training programme for gaining official qualification (Second State Exam) for teaching Art at "Gymnasium"

since October 2008: English (for teaching at "Gymnasium")
Goethe-University, Frankfurt a.M.

September 2002 – July 2003: BA (Hons) Art & Design (Graphics) Colchester Institute, Colchester, Essex, UK

October 1996 – March 2002: Studies Visual Communication at Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany

September 1999 – March 2000: exchange semester at Colchester Institute

August 1987 – July 1996: Secondary school/6th-form college Johanneum Gymnasium, Herborn, Germany


Academic Qualifications:

2011: Second State Exam for teaching Art in secondary school (Gymnasium)

2003: BA (Hons) Art and Design, Colchester Institute

2001: Diplom (final German university degree) in visual communication, Bauhaus University, Weimar

1996: Abitur (graduate), Johanneum Gymnasium, Herborn


Employment History:

since August 2005: teaching position at Johanneum Gymnasium (6th-form college), Herborn, Germany; subject: art

November 2004 – Summer 2008: teacher of drawing courses for children and adults at "Lahn-Dill-Akademie" (evening school) in Dillenburg, Germany

since April 2004: part-time work as florist

since 2003: freelance work as illustrator and graphic designer for a number of international publishers and organisations

January/February 2003: photographer for Autotrader Magazine, Essex, UK

1996 – 2002: regular filmic recording of artists' talks at the BUW and ACC gallery, Weimar

May 2000 – October 2001: technical aide to video-projects at Bauhaus University



Computer Skills (Mac and PC): competent in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Dreamweaver, QuarkXPress, Casablanca, i-Movie, Strata Sphere (non-linear video-editing) ; working knowledge of Freehand, Wavefront Alias (3D-Modeling and Animation), Maya

Technical Skills: Linear video-editing: Hi8, Super-VHS, Betacam; knowledge of camcorders of these types and digital camcorders; animation-techniques (cartoon, stop-motion); photography; traditional drawing and painting (especially watercolour); bookbinding; commercial and fine art printing-processes

Languages: German, English, conversational French, Latin


Additional Information:

Guest of honour at an exhibition of Tolkien-inspired art organised by the Polkowickie Centrum Animacji in Polcowice, Poland in January 2007

Tolkien-inspired artwork featured in documentary "Ringers – Lord of the Fans", released by Sony Pictures in 2005

Again artwork chosen for "Masters of Fantasy" (2005)

Guest-artist at international Tolkien-conference "Tolkien 2005" in Birmingham, UK, 11. – 15.08.1005

Selected artwork chosen for the 2004 collection of "Masters of Fantasy"

Eight paintings inspired by the works of JRR Tolkien form part of the travelling exhibition "Images of Middle- Earth", organised by Arteventi and the Italian Tolkien Society (ran from 2002 – 2005)

Exhibition of 40 Tolkien-inspired watercolours, as well my degree-film from Bauhaus University about the history of my hometown in Herborn, Germany, 21.07. – 04.08.2002

Exhibition of Tolkien-inspired artwork at gallery Kunst + in Wetzlar, Germany, 03.11.2001 – 03.01.2002

2000 – 2007: numerous exhibitions of Tolkien-inspired artwork at meetings of the German Tolkien Society in Cologne, Germany, and of the British Tolkien Society in Oxford, UK

Videofilm Ääätsch! (animation) broadcasted on German television-channel 3Sat on 29.05.1999



cinema and moviemaking, especially cinematography, animation, storyboarding, conceptual art; typography; art-history; archaeology and history, in particular the early Middle-Ages in north-western Europe; historical costumes and costume-making; mythology; old languages (Old English) and writings; creative writing; fantasy roleplaying; nature and environmental issues; cycling; archery