Luca Schenardi is a Swiss based Illustrator and Artist. He studied “Illustration Fiction” at the HSLU Art & Design. Since 2003 he has worked as a Freelance Illustrator, Graphic Designer and Artist. His Illustrations appear in renowned international Newspapers and Magazines like New York Times Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin and Die Zeit to name a few. During the recent years he has made a name for himself in the Music Scene as a Designer of LP, Single, Cassette Covers and Band Merch Shirts. Luca has been a visiting Professor at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Luzern (HSLU), The Hochschule der Künste Bern (HKB), The Staatliche Hochschule der Künste Karlsruhe (HfG) and The Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Art de Besançon (ISBA).
In 2021 he was the Winner of a “Swiss Design Award” in the Section “Graphic Design”.
Since a four-month studio residency (Central Switzerland Cantons) in 2017, he has lived and worked in New York City for several Weeks or Months each Year.
Awards and Grants
The illustration “American Culture is Trash Culture” was chosen by the New York Times Art Directors Jury in their selection of “the most memorable New York Times illustrations of 2022”
Winner of a “Swiss Design Award 2021” with a selection of current illustrations
Grant/Werkbeitrag Pro Helvetia
Nominated for “Swiss Design Awards 2019” with the illustration series for “Journal Schauspielhaus Zürich”
Nominated for “Swiss Design Awards 2018” with the drawings “Meyer spricht von Gratiskaffee”
Prize winner “100 best posters of Germany, Austria and Switzerland 2017”
Prize winner “100 best posters of Germany, Austria and Switzerland 2011”, with Lina Müller
Awarding of the New York Atelier (Central Switzerland), with Lina Müller
2014 Awarding of the cabinet exhibition of the Heinrich Danioth Arts and Culture Foundation, with Lina Müller. 2013 Travel scholarship from the “Otto Pfeifer” Foundation. 2011 Prize winner “100 best posters of Germany, Austria and Switzerland 2011”. 2009 Grant from the City and Canton of Lucerne (first prize). 2006 Prize winner “100 best posters of Germany, Austria and Switzerland 2006”.