What is your name and how would you briefly describe what you do?
My name is Jeanette Milde. I´m an illustrator and author of Children´s Books. I also illustrate for magazines, websites and companies. One client is Arla foods, which is a big milk company in Sweden. I mostly draw and write for the milkpackage. I love this job because I get to meet farmers and cows. I do know quite a lot about cows and farming. I guess I was a farmer in my past life.
Have you received any awards or prizes?
2002 I received the Elsa Beskowplaqueté for the book När jag mötte Carl-Einar (When I met Carl-Einar) which I have written and illustrate. 2004 me and Grethe Rottböll won, with the book HITTEBOKEN (How to find things), the swedish part in the nordic competition for children´s books. The bookcompany Rabén & Sjögren was one of the holder of the competition.
What’s the best thing about working with you, from a clients point of view?
I´m creative with lots of idéas, good listener and have a sense of humour. If you have a heavy or sensitive subject – I can light it up with easygoing drawings. For example I´ve done drawings regarding senility and impotence. Then it´s importante to use humour without step on anyones feet.
As mostly of my books comes from my life I want the children to find stories from there. I tell them about myself and how I got some ideas. Give them simple writing tips. As I´m also an illustrator I show what the picture add. A funny moment is when I draw first and they draw after without knowing what they are drawing.