Hi you guys and welcome! I am Katja, the woman behind Hallo Molly! I’m a daytime photographer and nighttime cartoonist, illustrator and small business owner😊

My mission is to bring some smiles and happiness into the world with my art. I love drawing funny and cute characters and cartoons and making the world around me more colorful.
If I manage to make someone’s life a bit more cheerful with my illustrations it totally makes my day and there’s nothing that makes me happier!

How it all began

I came up with the idea for my first character Molly while drawing and coloring with my kids when they were toddlers. I doodled our dog Molly for my daughter to color in and it somehow got out of hand and turned into an Etsy shop and more. Who’d have thought?!

Our first dog Molly was the original muse and inspiration for Hallo Molly. Now our second Airedale Georgie and Scottish Terrier Fergus are my office buddies, main inspiration and all-around trouble makers. Just like Molly before her they put a smile on our faces every day (or an exasperated look, depending on what they’re up to).

Some personal facts

Apart from being a dog owner I’m also a mom of three wonderful kids, married to my wonderful American husband and we all live in the center of Germany near a beautiful medieval town called Marburg.

Apart from drawing and taking pictures I also love to read (mainly young adult and graphic novels), travel Europe, sew and learn languages (I’m tackling Japanese right now which is a huge challenge but also tons of fun! 日本語は楽しいです).
And above all: good food is just the best!

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Real life Fergus and Georgie! You may recognise them from my cartoons!
Fergus and I love hanging out on the sofa together
My sweet little dog Molly, our first dog, the inspiration for Hallo Molly and the gentlest of dogs, always up for any silly photo shoot idea, of course she always got tons of treats for her modeling services