"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 (it's still there!). All linework, in dusty pink. I kept trying to find where it repeated, long before I had any idea how pattern design was actually done."
I mix analogue inky artwork with a digital finish. My background as a graphic designer har really shaped the way I approach illustration, and makes me quick and easy to work with. 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, including activism for animal rights and the environment.
Send me an email and let's create something beautiful together!
2015 – Freelance illustrator 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)
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),