What is your name and how would you briefly describe what you do?
My name is Maria and I'm an Illustrator. I draw illustrations of people, places and buildings as well as graphs, maps and anything to do with science or technology.
Tell us a little about your background. Do you have an education, or are you self-taught?
I'm a journalist and a librairian who learned to draw newspaper graphics in 2003. My mentor Björn Gusafsson at GT, a newspaper in Gothenburg, taught me the basics. I substituted for him during his summer vacations and started working full time at another newspaper, Göteborgs-Posten, as a news graphic artist in the fall of 2006. I run my own business as of fall 2014 and offer newspaper graphics as well as illustrations and much more.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I can knit a hat in less than a day.