Maria Hellqvist portfolio

Personal Work: Portrait of Tove JanssonMaria HellqvistPersonal Work: Portrait of Tove JanssonPortrait of the finnish writer and artist Tove Jansson. Made in watercolors and ink.
Namn & Nytt i Dagens nyheter: GäddhängMaria HellqvistNamn & Nytt i Dagens nyheter: GäddhängAn image from my illustration project Bokstavligt målat ("Literally painted") where I make new illustrated puns every week. Illustrations from the project is regularly published in Dagens Nyheter.
Personal Work: Portrait of Sven NordqvistMaria HellqvistPersonal Work: Portrait of Sven NordqvistPortrait of the Swedish childrens' books author and illustrator Sven Nordqvist. Made in watercolors and ink.
Personal Work: Portrait of Hans ArnoldMaria HellqvistPersonal Work: Portrait of Hans ArnoldPortrait of the Swedish illustrator and artist Hans Arnold. Made in watercolors and ink.
Namn & Nytt i Dagens nyheter: StormkökMaria HellqvistNamn & Nytt i Dagens nyheter: StormkökAn image from my illustration project Bokstavligt målat ("Literally painted") where I make new illustrated puns every week. Illustrations from the project is regularly published in Dagens Nyheter.
Namn & Nytt i Dagens nyheter: KafferepMaria HellqvistNamn & Nytt i Dagens nyheter: KafferepAn image from my illustration project Bokstavligt målat ("Literally painted") where I make new illustrated puns every week. Illustrations from the project is regularly published in Dagens Nyheter.
Skansen: Brown bearMaria HellqvistSkansen: Brown bearOne of the bears I painted for the information signs by the brown bear's enclosure at Skansen in Stockholm.
Skansen: Tawny owlMaria HellqvistSkansen: Tawny owlOne of the owls I painted for the information signs by the great grey owl's enclosure at Skansen in Stockholm.
Skansen: Lesser spotted woodpeckerMaria HellqvistSkansen: Lesser spotted woodpeckerOne of the woodpeckers I painted for the information signs by the white-backed woodpecker's enclosure at Skansen in Stockholm.
Idus förlag: Bim and Pim make the world's best bookMaria HellqvistIdus förlag: Bim and Pim make the world's best bookIllustration from the children's book Bim and Pim make the world's best bookpublished at Idus förlag 2020.
Idus förlag: Bim and Pim make the world's best bookMaria HellqvistIdus förlag: Bim and Pim make the world's best bookIllustration from the children's book Bim and Pim make the world's best book, published at Idus förlag 2020.
Maria Hellqvist
Stockholm
0707577185

Maria Hellqvist

I am a graphic designer and illustrator with almost 10 years of experience, both as a freelancing artist and as an in-house designer. My goal is to create illustrations and designs full of life, warmth and humor that convey the message of the text I'm illustrating in a fun and creative way. Accessibility and representation are two words I use as guidelines in all my work and I aim to make illustrations that make the reader feel included and welcome into the world I am creating.

Clients: Skansen, The Swedish museum of performing arts, Dagens Nyheter, Swedish work environment authority, ICA, Sundsvalls stadsparad, The skin you're in UF, ConceptoMed, Takvandringar, Roligaste sommarjobbet

Education

– Study Programme in Graphic Storytelling and Sequential Arts, Gävle högskola

– Graphic design and Communication, Mittuniversitetet

– Front-end development, Medieinstitutet