"Since as long I can remember I have been intrigued by patterns and illustrations in my everyday surroundings. Like that very detailed wallpaper with birds and branches in my grandparents bathroom when I was a kid (yes, it's still there). All just lines, in dusty pink. I kept trying to find where it repeated, long before I had any idea how pattern design was actually done."
Pic 1: Me with a tray I designed and spray painted as a graduation gift for my brother. Pic 2: Me painting with the kids drawing gear on the balcony, of course. Pic 3:  My son Elvin helps me with the painting! 
I love shapes, lines and textures. So that's what I do when I draw. I'm so happy to be able to do what I love and make a living out of it. I'm Josephine Skapare, a Swedish illustrator and designer. I just turned 30 and live in Stockholm with my two little vegan kids and their father. Yeah of course, I'm vegan too, not only the kids ;) I have the pleasure to work from home and my days are a constant mix of family life, client work and loads of different personal projects.
Send me an email and let's create something beautiful together! 
Shop with coasters and prints: http://josephineskapare.tictail.com 
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WORK EXPERIENCE
2015 – Freelance illustrator, letterer and pattern designer
2014 – 2015 Graphic designer at Make Your Mark (Stockholm, Sweden)
2013 – 2014 Art Director at OP Communication (Stockholm, Sweden)
2012 – 2013 Graphic designer at Forma publishing (Stockholm, Sweden)
2011 – 2012 Final Art at Nine Yards (Stockholm, Sweden)
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EDUCATION
Mainly self taught but I have studied a few courses in digital illustration and graphic design at Linnéuniversitetet (Växjö, Sweden) and at Runö Folkhögskola (Stockholm, Sweden) along with an endless amount of online tutorials (still counting, I just can't stop learning new stuff, it's too much fun)
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