Are there any artists that have directly influenced you and the way you work?
I read Jan Lööf and Sven Nordqvist when I was a kid and i think the images from those books have influenced me a great deal. Another great artist is Mattias Adolfsson.
Which illustration means the most to you and why?
I got to do a children’s book last year about a girl and her grandfather walking to the store. On the way, the grandfather explains the world around them and makes up fantastic ways different stuff works. I really enjoyed the process and I love getting e-mails from parents telling me that their kids like the book and that it inspires them to think up their own wacky explanations about how stuff works (see video below)
If you weren’t an illustrator, what would you be doing with your time?
When I’m not illustration I work as a Art-Director at a production agency called Gertrud which I co-founded in 2010. But if I wasn’t doing that or illustration and art I think I would like to work with games. Or maybe something completely different, outdoorsy, like a surveyor or something.
What do you dream of?
Sleeping in and spending all day in bed with my biggest love – my girlfriend.