Born and raised in the north of Sweden I have gone through life with a pencil in my hand. Since 2013 Im running my own business, working full time as a freelance designer in Umeå, where I also live. For the last few years I have been spending most of my time making coloring books that have gained quite some success around the globe. My books have been translated into several other languages can be found in bookstores and online all over the world. My latest book, Själsfränder, was released in Sweden in spring 2019 and now Im working on a new coloring book, Berättelser från midnattsmaskeraden, that will be released in Sweden in April 2020.
I also have an ongoing collaboration with Ravensburger and have made two puzzle designs for them and more are to come.
I draw all of my illustrations by hand, pen and paper is what I prefer, and I love to draw magical, strong characters, gems, jewelry, flowers, forests and animals with lots of details. I find most of my inspiration in the nature around me and looking back in history to time periods/arts that I like. I often also add dreamlike elements to my illustrations, its that place, between dream and reality, that I like to capture and visualize when I draw.
Besides coloring books I make illustrations and patterns for interior design, wallpaper and textiles but also for magazines and companies.
Sometimes I paint walls and make jewelry too. In my portfolio you can catch a glimpse of some of the commissions, personal illustrations and patterns I have made. If you have any questions or if you want me to do some work for you, feel free to contact me at: email@example.com or
send me a message via the contact form below.
Thank you for stopping by! /Hanna Karlzon