I'm a creator and collector, quick drawer but slow eater, punster, recipe remixer and a visualizer of the invisible. I'm deeply passionate about characters!

I’m a creator and collector, quick drawer but slow eater, word wizard, recipe remixer and a visualizer of the invisible. I’m deeply passionate about character design, always true to the motto: if in doubt, put eyes on it!

HELLO! I’m a visual communicator and multidisciplinary designer specialising in characters. With roots in graphic design, project management and illustration, I’m fluent at all the steps needed to turn an idea into a concept and develop a tangible work. Taking a holistic approach, I try to capture the essence and find unique solutions – always with a twinkle in my eye, delighted when my work appeals to the viewer and brings a smile to their face.

Let’s create something together – I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

Syl Hillier
GOLDMAKI
Bäckereiweg 17
CH-3012 Bern

+41 78 841 33 78
hello@goldmaki.net

I studied Visual Communication and Character Design in Germany and Graphic Design and Illustration in the USA. I’ve been working for international clients since 2002.

I’m a member of Illustratoren Organisation.

In a parallel universe I’m on Trösterei.

CLIENTS

AFG Gerontologische Pflege
Amnesty International
Berner Fachhochschule
Compaterra
Das kleinen Bröckli
Esslinger Verlag
EYENEX Martina Strul
freshfish postcards
Giessform
Globetrotter Magazin
Hatha Yoga Wettingen
Institut für integrative Medizin
inyourface
Jessica Kuiper Osteopathie
Letters in Limelight
Levi’s
MaPurna
Netzwerk Zukunftsorte
NZZ Folio
PEEL Zine
Phayao Thai Restaurant
Raum der Achtsamkeit
Reinhard Gammenthaler
Sabine Graeser
Sattlerei Fiona Losinger
Schweizer Bergheimat
SEELENPRINZIP Sandra Schmid
Selinka Schmitz
Serge Nyfeler
Stämpfli Verlag
Swatch
Swiss Jazz Acts
Trösterei
Universität Zürich
Winkel Bern
WingTsun Schule Steffisburg
Yoga Eléni
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste

NETWORK

SABINE GRAESER · COMMUNICATION CONSULTING
Specialist in intercultural communication and change management, visual poet and author. 
graeser.ch

ATTILA JANES · PHOTOGRAPHY
Need an image? Attila to the rescue.
attilajanes.ch

INYOURFACE · TEXT & CONCEPT
In case I’m out of words I rely on Laura & Maria. 
iyf.ch

LEGUMES INTERNATIONALES · ILLUSTRATION
Welcome to Chrissi’s lovely universe.
legumesinternationales.com

TEXTWEAVER · WEB DESIGN
Need a website? Get in touch with Sabra.
textweaver.ch

GIESSFORM · COMMUNICATION
With his expertise for design and technology Tomo helped me build this website. Thank you! 
giessform.com

BINNENLAND · TYPOGRAPHY
Wonderful fonts with personality.
binnenland.ch

ULESHKA · COMMUNICATION
Initiate + curate + write + speak =
uleshka.com

SUPERSMAK · DESIGNSTUDIO
Concept, corporate design, graphics, illustration and cute characters – Sandra can do it all.
supersmak.ch