Hi, I am Soufeina, a psychologist and self-taught comic artist and illustrator. I was born in Tunisia and grew up in Berlin, where I was raised by my German mom and my Tunisian father. I publish comics and cartoons, mostly related to the topics of identity, racism and Islamophobia. My Master’s degree in Intercultural Psychology helps me reflect and understand those topics on a more scientific level.

At an early age, I had recognised that me being religious in my everyday life was different and therefore confusing for the majority of the German society. I found comic art to be a suitable medium for empowering myself and other people of color, for creating dialogue and empathy by using honesty, sensitivity and humour. I currently live in Berlin with my husband.

What do I offer?
Illustration (schoolbooks, editorial)
Graphic Recording
Animation (explanation videos)
Workshop and talks (storytelling, empathy and how you can use art to combat racism and hate – see projects)

Clients include
Jüdisches Museum Berlin
Cornelsen Verlag
Bischöfliches Generalvikariat Trier
Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (BpB)
Here Technologies

Non-art-related projects that I was involved in
Juma Project
Junge Islam Konferenz
Zahnräder Netzwerk
Bürgernetzwerk Bildung VBKI
ADR Fellowship
Network Inclusion Leadership
AICGS Fellowship

Fun fact
The name Tuffix was originally created by some school mates as one of my countless nicknames, then used as a user name on Deviantart and finally got stuck as my official artist’s name.