Hello, I’m Karl-Joel, an illustrator living and working in Gothenburg, Sweden.

My illustrations are mainly focused on people, plants and interiors. I get my inspiration from everyday life, art history, music and movies. My aim is to draw images which a lot of people can relate to. When illustrating people, I strive to do it in a way that does not immediately or clearly decide the depicted’s gender.

I’ve worked with editorial illustrations, illustrations for greeting cards, record covers and branding. 
I’m always open to and interested in taking on new formats.
Selected clients:

Afar Magazine
Condé Nast (Bon Appétit/ Healthyish)
Condé Nast Britain (Tatler)
Crush Collection
Future Classic
Intercom
Lufthansa
Mosaic Science
The Plant Magazine
University of Gothenburg
Värmlands Museum
Wrap Magazine
Quadrille Publishing
Education:

Konstfack - MFA in Visual Communication (2018– 2020)
HDK, Academy of Design and Crafts - BFA in Design (2013–2016)
KV Art School - Image and Spatial Design (2012–2013)
Linnaeus University - Advertising, Graphic Design and Visual Communication (2011–2012)
Printed matter:

I've got a big catalog of posters available in my shop

Limited edition notebook available at myPAPERCLIP
Limited edition risograph poster available at The Plant Room
10 art cards available at Wrap Magazine (and their retailers)
Two limited edition posters available at at Mästerverk (sold out)
Two limited edition risograph posters available at Yuck Print House
Printed matter/posters of my work sold anywhere else then stated above are illegal counterfeits.
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