-Update- In January 2022 I was diagnosed with a brain tumor and I had surgery in March so I have had 6 months on sick leave because of that. But now I have just started working a bit again (in August) and I hope to get my energy back more and more during the coming weeks. The future is uncertain but I try to take it day by day.
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. I my three new coloring books; Berättelser från staden bland stjärnorna, Kalas and Rymden was released in Sweden in spring/summer 2022.
I draw all of my illustrations by hand, pen and paper is what I prefer, and I love to draw magical characters, jewelry, flowers, forests and animals with lots of details. I find most of my inspiration looking back in history to time periods/arts and movies 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 love to do illustrations and patterns for public spaces, interior design, wallpaper and textiles but also for magazines and companies. Sometimes I make jewelry too, just for the fun of it. 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 take a look at my FAQ page, Im sure you will find the answer there, and if you want me to do some work for you, feel free to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for stopping by! /Hanna Karlzon