About

Hello, I’m Caroline, creative soul and entrepreneur, Japan lover and passionate illustrator, storyteller, printmaker and surface pattern designer.

I was born an artist and I believe it to be my purpose and destiny.

I am passionate, authentic and truly me.

I create to never ever lose the twinkle in my eyes.

All my creations start with a pencil on paper, followed by water coloring, inking or printing, often in combination. Using my digital skills in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, my illustrations are transformed into patterns and artworks for print. I love to draw, but I am also a printmaker at heart. Seeing my work displayed on different materials, especially fabric and paper, make my heart jump with joy.

Studio Mick is derived from ‘Les Mille Idées de Caroline Kaiser’ M I C K, my very first studio name. It literally means ‘The one thousand ideas of Caroline Kaiser’. When I decided to shorten the name, the idea came up to only use the first letters, in order to secretly keep the message of the ‘one thousand ideas’ that define me and my studio so well. Some people call me Mick and it makes me smile. 

Welcome to my enchanting universe where the magic happens and illustrations come to life!

Curriculum

independent creative studio owner (LU) – since 2008
officially certified ‘Made in Luxembourg’ (LU) – since 2014
2011-2012 – contributing product designer, Happy to Create (USA)
2008-2011 – contributing product designer, ScrapGirls (USA)

Art and design studies

2020 september-october – Japanese woodblock printing, 4-week residency, Karuizawa Mokuhanga School (JP)

2020 – picture book illustration, Denise Holmes, Stephanie Fizer Coleman, Let’s Make Picture Books (USA)
2020 – art and collections, Victoria Johnson, Create Collections (IT)
2019 – surface pattern design, Bonnie Christine, Immersion and Flourish (USA)
2019 – woodblock printing, Asun Parrilla, Summerakademie, CEPA (LU)
2019 – visual storytelling, Elsa Huet, Summerakademie, CEPA (LU)
2019 – watercolor and urban sketching, Alan Johnston, CEPA (LU)
2015-2018 – trends, illustration and artistic design, Sabina Radeva, Denise Holmes, Design Garden (UK)
2015 – picture book illustration, Sabina Radeva, Denise Holmes, Design Garden (UK)
2013-2014 – graphic design, OfG Online Schule für Gestaltung (DE)
2008 – design and illustration, Valerie Randall, creative director extraordinaire (USA)

Product showcases

contributing creator, Visit Remich (LU) – since 2020

contributing creator, Luxembourg House (LU) – since 2015

2017 – invited illustrator, Zoom Editions, opening days 1535° Creative Hub (LU)
2016 – Marché des créateurs, MUDAM Musée d’Art Moderne (LU)
2016 – officially invited designer, Luxembourg Day, Europapark (DE)
2016 – featured designer Luxembourg Corner, MUDAM Musée d’Art Moderne (LU)
2015-2016 – De lokale Maart – Local market, Lët’z Go Local (LU)
2015 – officially invited designer, Luxembourg Village, Christmas Market, Strasbourg (FR)
2015 – featured creator, Foire de Printemps, stand Made in Luxembourg Chambre de Commerce (LU)
2015 – invited creator, Salon Top Kids, Luxexpo (LU)

Magazine publications

2013 – Somerset Memories by Stampington & Co (USA)
2011 – Somerset Digital Studio by Stampington & Co (USA)
2010 – Somerset Memories by Stampington & Co (USA)
2009 – Somerset Memories by Stampington & Co (USA)
2009 – Somerset Digital Studio by Stampington & Co (USA)
2009 – Scrapbooking Memories (AU)
2008 – Digital Scrapbooking Magazine by Creating Keepsakes (USA)