Monika Gause

Designer, writer, trainer

Hamburg, Germany

Work Experience


Partner, Designer

Screen design and development of multimedia applications
April 1994 - Present Hamburg, Germany

MEV Mensch Und Medien

Autorin | Tech Writer

»Creative Aktuell« is a printed and online magazine focusing on how to solve tasks in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat and other Creative Cloud apps. My part is writing tutorials and tipps about Illustrator as well as other apps, such as Illustrator Draw, Dimension, Character Animator, Animate and others.
2007 - Present Vilgertshofen, Germany

Rheinwerk Verlag

Autorin | Tech Writer

Since version CS2 I've been writing the »Das umfassende Handbuch« about Illustrator, which is a documentation of functions with lots of real life examples. Roughly 800 pages.
2006 - Present Bonn, Germany

Video2brain/LinkedIn Austria


I'm recording video trainings around the subject of vector graphics. My recent trainings cover advanced Adobe Illustrator concepts, the Astute Graphics plug-ins and a beginner class on Affinity Designer.
March 2015 - Present Graz, Austria


Trainerin, Autorin | Trainer, Tech Writer

Conducting trainings on vector editing using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign for beginners as well as experienced users, focusing either on general techniques or workflows for specific industries.
I have written a book on how to do vector graphics in InDesign (and Illustrator).
2007 - Present Germany

Leuphana Universität Lüneburg


I've been teaching courses on image editing techniques with Photoshop and I am teaching courses on layout and typesetting using InDesign. All my courses also discuss basic principles of colour, Gestalt, type design, layout as well as technical basics such as printing.
2001 - Present Lüneburg, Germany



I'm doing trainings on Adobe Illustrator for beginners and advanced users as well as trainings aimed at specific target groups.
September 2011 - Present Bremen, Germany


Adobe Community Professional

December 2015 - Present


Autorin | Tech Writer

For German image editing magazine »DOCMA« I have contributed workshops combining the use of Illustrator and Photoshop.
2007 - 2010 Germany


Freelance designer

Working for multimedia and ad agencies in-house
1997 - Present Germany


Freelance designer

Working for advertising agencies, vector illustration and layout
1991 - 1994 Germany


Institute Of Design


March 1988 - February 1991 Hamburg, Germany


German (Native),
English (Advanced),


Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Layout, Vector Graphics, Adobe Illustrator, Multimedia, Screen Design, Writing,