Jalmar Staaf portfolio

Shanghai Live SketchJalmar StaafShanghai Live SketchShanghai Live Sketch
Hvar Live SketchJalmar StaafHvar Live SketchHvar Live Sketch
Sabbatsberg Live SketchJalmar StaafSabbatsberg Live SketchSabbatsberg Live Sketch
Illustration, brochureJalmar StaafIllustration, brochureIllustration, brochure
Illustration, FolderJalmar StaafIllustration, FolderIllustration, Folder
Illustration, Picture Book Spread, 2018Jalmar StaafIllustration, Picture Book Spread, 2018Illustration, Picture Book Spread, 2018
Picture Book, 2018Jalmar StaafPicture Book, 2018Picture Book, 2018
Book Illustration, 2018Jalmar StaafBook Illustration, 2018Book Illustration, 2018
Editorial Illustration, ADHDJalmar StaafEditorial Illustration, ADHDEditorial Illustration, ADHD
Editorial illustration, about ADHDJalmar StaafEditorial illustration, about ADHDEditorial illustration, about ADHD
Editorial illustration, Adults with ADHDJalmar StaafEditorial illustration, Adults with ADHDEditorial illustration, Adults with ADHD
Lisbon Live SKetchJalmar StaafLisbon Live SKetchLisbon Live SKetch
Bentota Live SketchJalmar StaafBentota Live SketchBentota Live Sketch
Picture Book, Illustration, 2018Jalmar StaafPicture Book, Illustration, 2018Picture Book, Illustration, 2018
Illustration Book, 2017Jalmar StaafIllustration Book, 2017Illustration Book, 2017
Illustration Book CoverJalmar StaafIllustration Book CoverBook Cover & Magazine Cover, Biblis #32, Trash to treasure
Illustration Book spread, 2017Jalmar StaafIllustration Book spread, 2017Illustration Book spread, 2017
Drawings, PortraitsJalmar StaafDrawings, PortraitsDrawings, Portraits, Stig Claesson (Slas), Tove Jansson, Thomas Tidholm
Jalmar Staaf

Jalmar Staaf

What’s your name and tell us a little about your work

My name is Jalmar Staaf and I work with illustration, graphic design, storytelling and animation. I’ve studied at Konstfack, Stockholm (MFA and BFA  in Graphic Design), and HDK, Gothenburg (Creating Illustrated Children’s Books, and Visual Narrative). I work in particular with expression and mobility. Fast sketching to capture a movement or a condition, and then I process the picture further, digitally or by hand. The pictures can be adapted for editorial, commercial and literary projects.


What part of the creative process do you like most?

I like to work in a fast, floating way, with graphite, crayons and ink. Especially enjoy when I feel I’ve captured what I was searching for, down to the sheet in front of me. And I like when an idea pop up when I least expect it, perhaps while I’m taking a walk or running.


How do you think your working process has evolved by time?

I’ve been more interested in various types of pictures, art and illustration, and it has helped me to widen my view, and to keep doors open for new ideas and expressions. Killed old darlings and work in a more exploring and analyzing way.