Hey there, we are FOREAL®, a design studio with a creative focus on illustration, animation and art direction founded by Benjamin Simon and Dirk Schuster.


We offer contemporary and unique design solutions to a wide range of clients of different commercial backgrounds such as advertising, editorial or fashion.

Little details, intense colors and extraordinary compositions are our passion. We strive to transform each project into "eye candy". Whether you're a small or a large company, an agency, a musician, a cultural institution, a fashion brand or an individual... We’re always up for collaborations and new challenging projects.

Please feel free to get in touch with us, if you have any queries, questions or comments.


Benjamin Simon & Dirk Schuster
Hauptmarkt 13
D-54290 Trier, Germany

Mail: hello@weareforeal.com
Phone: +49(0) 651 699 711 69

Work with us:

We're always looking for new talented artists, collaborators and interns. If you think your style fits ours, send us your portfolio: hireme@weareforeal.com

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North America & United Kingdom:
Snyder New York, 234 Fifth Avenue, suite 320, New York, NY 10001, USA
Phone: +01 212 653 0245

Germany, Switzerland & Austria:
Die Illustratoren Corinna Hein GmbH, Güntherstrasse 51, 22087 Hamburg, Germany
www.illustratoren.dekontakt@illustratoren.de • Phone: +49(0) 40 250 40 50

All other territories:
Please, contact us directly:
hello@weareforeal.com • Phone: +49(0) 651 699 711 69


All content is copyrighted ©2018 by FOREAL®. All rights reserved. No part of this website may be used for any purpose, unless explicit authorisation by FOREAL®.


Advertising, Art Direction, Animation, CGI Illustrations, CGI Production, Character Design, Commercials, Creative Direction, Editorials & Magazine Covers, Illustration, Key Visuals, Motion Design, Mixed Media (CGI/Vector/Photography), Social Media Content, Still Lifes, Vector Illustrations, 3D-Typography

Selected Clients:

Brands: 2K Games, Adobe, ADAC, Amazon, ARD, AT&T, Bank of America, Base, British Airways, Carrefour, Constantin Film, Daimler, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bank, Eizo, Eis.de, Edeka, Eurowings, Galeries Lafayette, Gamescom, Google, Hugo Boss, HSBC, HypoVereinsbank, ImmobilienScout24, Innocent, Keurig, Lindt, Lyft, Media Markt, Microsoft, Netflix, Nike, RedBull, Reebok, Rewe, Samsung, Swatch, Sephora, TalkTalk, Telekom, Toyota, United Airlines, Unitymedia, Vodafone, Volkswagen, World Vision, WWF, Xbox

Magazines & Publishing Houses: Axel Springer, 20 Minutes, Billboard, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Dorling Kindersley, Grid Magazine, Handelsblatt, Scientific American, Fast Company, Fortune Magazine, Focus, Investor View, Metropolitan, Men’s Health, MacMillan, Midwives Magazine, Newsweek, Page, Seattle Met, Strategy & Business, Taenk, Time Out, The Verge, Stylist, Washington Post, Wired UK

Advertising Agencies: AKQA, Butter, BBDO, BBDO Proximity, Chi and Partners, Grey, Grabarz & Partner, Grimm Gallun Holtappels, Heimat Berlin, Hearts & BBDO, Jacobsonrost, Jung von Matt, Jimmy Lee, Kolle Rebbe, McCANN, NHB, Organic, Saatchi & Saatchi, Saint Elmos, Scholz & Friends, Schöne Neue Kinder, Serviceplan, Sehsucht, Sid Lee, Strichpunkt, TBWA, Thjnk, VSA, Weigertpirouzwolf

Selected Press:

3D Artist Magazine, Advanced Photoshop, Computer Arts, Huffington Post – Arts, Page, Playing Arts, Technologist, The New York Times, Wired Magazine

Talks & Events:

OFFF let's feed the future, Barcelona – Spain, April 23th, 24th & 25th, 2020

The Open End, Luxembourg – Luxembourg, June 8th, 2019
Edge Design Talks, Cluj-Napoca – Romania, March 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 2019
Imagination Day 8, Warsaw – Poland, November 19th, 2018
Animago, Munich – Germany, October 26th, 2018
OFFF Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv – Israel, October 14th & 15th, 2018
Forward Sessions, Munich – Germany, November 23th, 2017
Portfolio Workshop – Hochschule, Trier – Germany, November 17th, 2017
Brief Festival, Madrid – Spain, October 26th, 27th & 28th, 2017
OFFF London, London – UK, September 29th & 30th, 2017
OFFF let's feed the future, Barcelona – Spain, April 6th, 2017
44hours - Beyond Routine, Hamburg – Germany, November 18th, 2016
Adobe European Creative Jam, Bilbao – Spain, May 6th, 2016
Zirkel Vortrag – Hochschule, Trier – Germany, December 3rd, 2015
The Open End, Luxembourg – Luxembourg, September 19th, 2015
Faux Images XVII, Berlin – Germany, September 1st, 2015