Botanical Garden

Hello, my name is Heiko Windisch and I am an artist from Germany who lives on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. I specialise in wacky, weird, whimsical and highly detailed characters, monsters, landscapes, machines, vehicles in black and white with colour accents, which I mostly create digitally, but also work in ink and paper, canvas, cardboard, wood, and sculpture, and whatever else suits my projects.

I have worked with t-shirt brands, ad agencies, publishers and galleries all over the world (see lists below) and I’m always happy to hear about ideas for collaborations or commissions from you. To get in touch, check out the contact page. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

I speak English.
Ich spreche auch Deutsch.
Se habla español también.
Je parle français, aussi.
Eu falo português também.


  • TBC Gallery, Gold Coast, Australia: Eclectic (Group)
  • Retrospect Gallery, Byron Bay, Australia: Keep Youth (Group)
  • Retrospect Gallery, Byron Bay, Australia: Intricate Lines (Group)
  • Illustrative 2008, Zürich, Switzerland (Group)
  • Illustrative 2009, Berlin, Germany (Group)
  • Charmingwall Gallery, New York City, New York: Bestiary (Solo)
  • Ziegel Oh Lac, Zürich, Switzerland: Headscapes (Solo)
  • Bourgeois Pig, Heidelberg, Germany: Voyage Fantastique (Solo)
  • Print Club London, UK: Blisters on my Fingers (Group)
  • Gallery 1988, Los Angeles, California: Cover Band (Group)
  • Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, California: Picks Of The Harvest: Batch IV (Group)
  • DvA Gallery, Chicago, Illinois: Picks Of The Harvest: Chicago Invasion (Group)
  • Monster Children Gallery, Sydney, Australia: Post-Wood (group)


Young Illustrators Award 2008 Illustrative Zürich // red dot award: communication design 2009 // ADC Germany Wettbewerb: Design: Grafik 2009 // ADC*E: 2009 Shortlist // D&AD: 2009 InBook // Eurobest: 2009 Shortlist // FAB Award: 2009 Shortlist // iF Award: 2009 Shortlist // Mobius Award: 2009 Gold & Best of the Best // One Show Design: 2009 Shortlist // PENTAWARDS: 2009 Silver // New York Festivals: 2009 Silver World Medal


Logitech // Converse // ZEIT Magazin // Salomon Snowboards // The Deli Garage // graniph design t-shirt store // Threadless Select // The Common Review Magazine // Die Gestalten Verlag // Weezer // Der Freitag


TORSO, Gestalten (DE) // funs magazine (TW) // Semi Permanent 2006 Sydney/Auckland Book (AU) // Faesthetic Issue 6 (US) // Empty Mag #7 (AUS) // Oddica Magazine #3 (US) // Voiceworks #68 (AUS) // Ruby Mag #14. (ARG) // Bandito E-Zine #1 (MEX) // Walrus Magazine (CDN) // Spooky Calendar 2010, Gestalten (DE) // Slanted (DE)