KATENA is a creative duo, founded by the illustrators Kathrin Roedl and Lena Dirscherl.

Collaborating since university (illustration, graphic design, 3D/CGI) they started their own studio after graduating. Kathrin works mainly with 3D models while Lena prefers 2D art styles.

With a similar creative approach and their symbiosis of techniques, they’re forming nice additions to each other’s work. Kathrin and Lena love to create info-graphics and illustrations, including character designs and icon designs. They have a passion for both, playful and concept-driven visuals.

Finding witty solutions to project briefs for a variety of editorial and commercial projects is their ongoing mission. They work from their German home town Nuremberg for local but also international clients.

Illustrator & DesignerKathrin Rödl


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3D Art

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Color Obsession

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Cat Addiction

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Illustrator & DesignerLena Dirscherl


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Character Design

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Comic Book Collection

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Geek Knowledge

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Awards & Features

  • 3x3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, winner: student show 2015
  • Illustratoren Organisation, Sedbook 2015
  • PAGE Magazine, 2015
  • Design made in Germany, 2014
  • Exhibitions

  • Die 26 unglaublichsten Weihnachtsgeschenke, Nuremberg 2017
  • Das Große Granteln, Nuremberg 2017
  • Zerbröckelt & Geklaubt, Comic Exhibition, Nuremberg 2017
  • FINAL_FINAL, Graduation Exhibition, Nuremberg 2015
  • Pictoplasma Character Design Festival, Berlin & Mexiko 2014
  • Winterausstellung, Graduation Exhibition, Nuremberg 2014
  • Designers Night III, Nuremberg 2010

  • Art Directors & Agencies we worked with

  • Daniel Schweinzer, BBDO Proximity
  • Eva Lichtenstern, Gruner + Jahr
  • Tomasz Strzalka, Fluent AG
  • Elmina Medic, Kristin Hesse, ProSiebenSat.1 Group
  • Sandra Keim, Butter GmbH
  • Eliane Rentsch, Equipe AG
  • Britta Christiansen, Julia Szubrich, Daniela Kern, GRABARZ & PARTNER
  • Olga Kessler, Mareike Krause, TERRITORY Content to Results GmbH
  • Daniela Hillbricht, wdv-Gruppe
  • Sabine Dahl, Anna de Groot, Emotion Verlag
  • Angelika Germany, Vier Pfoten Österreich
  • Johannes v. Liebenstein, Lovestone Film

  • Representation

    KATENA Studios is represented by Die Illustratoren.
    For commercial commissions please contact kontakt@illustratoren.de.
    Our portfolio at Die Illustratoren.