About Michel Streich

I was born in the Westphalia region of Germany, where I grew up and studied visual communication and graphic design, specializing in illustration.
After graduating, I moved to London and started my career as a freelance illustrator. Three years later, in 2000, I relocated to Australia, first basing myself in Sydney, and now in the Blue Mountains West of Sydney.

I work mainly as an illustrator for magazines and book publishers, and occasionally for corporate clients. Here are some of the people I’ve had the pleasure to work with:


  • The Times
  • The Financial Times
  • The Economist / 1843 Magazine
  • The Sydney Morning Herald
  • The Australian Financial Review
  • Money Magazine
  • Psychologie Heute
  • GQ Magazine
  • Australian Gourmet Traveller
  • Australian Geographic
  • ABC Magazines
  • The School Magazine
  • Meanjin
  • The Big Issue

Publishing Houses

  • Allen & Unwin Australia
  • Penguin Random House Australia
  • Scholastic Australia
  • Westermann Verlag Germany
  • Random House UK
  • Random House Germany
  • University of Queensland Press


  • Waitrose
  • Rowntrees
  • Virgin Blue
  • Qantas
  • The Royal Mail
  • Sainsbury’s
  • The Royal Society of Arts
  • ANZ Bank
  • France Tourism