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ABOUT THE ARTIST Linnea HolmstrŲm Ljung

Hello! I am Linnea - a freelance illustrator from Umeå in north Sweden. I graduated from the University of the West of England, Bristol, in 2014, with a BA (Hons) Illustration degree.

I like to swap between traditional and digital media, and often combine the two. I often feel drawn towards both dark and cute themes, and also subjects of dark humour. I love the magical and mystical - fantasy, comics, and picture books. I also have an interest for scientific illustration.

Artists that have greatly inspired me are Hans Arnold, John Bauer, Tove Jansson, Sven Nordqvist, and Chris Riddell.


UmeŚ University - BA in Secondary Education (Art Subject), 2015 - 2018
University of the West of England - BA (Hons) Illustration, 2011 - 2014
UmeŚ Konstskola - art foundation, 2009 - 2010