The studio’s first collaboration began in 2004 for Robert Nippoldt’s book project, "Gangster: the Chicago bosses". In the following years, Robert continued to work with his sister Astrid and his companion Christine. Together they founded the Studio Nippoldt in 2012. In addition to book illustrations and editorials, their focus is on portrait drawings.
Clients include The New Yorker, Diogenes, ARTE, Vanity Fair, ZEIT, Philosophie Magazin, ETH Zurich, University of Basel, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, TASCHEN, Jacoby & Stuart, WBGU, Die Andere Bibliothek, Mareverlag, Gruner + Jahr, Pentagram, Readers Digest, Heimathafen Neukölln and others.
Illustrator and book designer Robert Nippoldt has a degree in graphic arts and illustration from the Münster University of Applied Sciences. His book trilogy on America in the 1920s and 1930s, was his breakthrough, garnering many awards and critical acclaim, same as the 2017 published "Night falls on the BERLIN of the Roaring Twenties". In addition to the book projects, he has been touring from stage to stage with his revue show "A mysterious shimmer".
Video artist Astrid Nippoldt first earned a degree in graphic arts from the Münster University of Applied Sciences followed by media art from the University of the Arts in Bremen and a postgraduate fellowship at the University of the Arts in Berlin. Her artistic works have featured in numerous international exhibitions and garnered critical acclaim. She is the Studio's contact person.
The illustrator and children’s book author Christine Nippoldt supports Studio Nippoldt mostly in the background. Since her studies at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, she illustrates, writes and designs books for children and adults. Projects near and dear to her heart can be found under her pseudonym, Lilli L’Arronge.
The visual artist and sculpture Reinhard Fichtner adds the third dimension to Studio Nippoldt. Apart from his sculptural objects he designs scenarios and storyboards. His artistic eye is an essential part of Studio Nippoldt.
Media designer Saskia Kunze has been working for Robert Nippoldt since 2014. In addition to her own projects, she also enriches the Studio`s work in drawing, designing and font design.