A life of illustration

The Cover of 3x3 Magazine of contemporary illustration 2009.

Expert in all styles.

This is how I used to market myself: I didn’t want to commit to just one style of illustration. My curiosity demanded more.

I began my career as a graphic designer at a commercial agency in Luleå, in northern Sweden. There, I had the opportunity to create illustrations and learned a lot from their illustrator, Anders. He taught me everything about using a pen and the airbrush.

After that, I became an Art Director, but I always kept illustration close to my heart.

In 2002, I moved to Stockholm while still working as an Art Director in northern Sweden. After about two years of weekly commuting from Stockholm to Luleå, I decided to become a full-time freelance illustrator.

In 2005, I got my first agent, Lemonade in London. They brought me clients like 3, Tesco, Richmond Publishing, and Scotland on Sunday.

In 2006, I started working with an agent in Chicago, Langley Creative. It was a very fruitful cooperation until Sharon Langley retired and her assistant, Jean Blasco, took over and started Blasco Creative Artists in 2010. I stayed with them until 2017.

In 2007, I also secured a Swedish agent, Ammo Agentur, and began working with an agent in Lisbon, Portugal, WHO.

Here, I will show you some of my illustrations from the late ’90s to the present.

Vector and digital painting. IFOUS. 2010