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About Jens Magnusson Illustration

My name is Jens and I've been working as a freelance illustrator since 1999, when I graduated from Konstfack's Programme for Graphic Design & Illustration in Stockholm.
Since then, I have had many different kinds of assignments, in Sweden and internationally. Much has been about editorial illustrations, but also packaging, PR, games, animations and children's books. 

        My design philosophy is simple: to make people smile and to lighten up their day by offering them a dose of delight. My illustration technique is a mix between analogue drawing and vector graphics (Adobe Illustrator).

        I am always accepting new projects and look forward to hearing from you!

Portrait of illustrator Jens Magnusson


 Screenprinting, Litho, Linocut etc. Manhattan Graphics Center, New York. 2016–2023

  Fine Arts Basic Training. Basis Stockholm 2010.

  MA in  Illustration and Graphic Design. Konstfack. Stockholm 1999.

  Advertising. Beckmans Design School. Stockholm 1995.


The Absolut Company, American Airlines, Arlo Skye New York, Zoéagas Coffee, Ikea, Elle Decoration, Universal Music, Bugaboo, Svenskt Tenn, Arla, Skansen, NCC, Marc O’Polo, BonnierCarlsen, Albert Bonnier, Systembolaget, Coop, Vattenfall, Polisen, Dagens Nyheter, Månpocket, Norstedts förlag, Alfabeta förlag, Ordfront förlag, Gleerups förlag, Rabén, Pocketshop, Natur & Kultur, Elle Magazine, Språktidningen, Modern Psykologi, Passion for Business, Residence, Stockholms Stadsteater Unga Klara

Awards and Nominations

















World Illustration Prize. Association of Illustrators, UK.

Nominated for the The Swedish Design Prize. Malibu packaging.

Silver award. KOLLA! for  posters Beach Life.

Winner of Latin American Ilustración with Odd People. Riso prints.

Winner of KOLLA! with posters for Lill-Skansen.

Swedish Book Art Award (Svensk bokkonst) for Goda dagars magi

Nominated for The Association of Swedish Illustrators and Graphic Designers KOLLA!

Swedish Book Art Award (Svensk bokkonst) for Swede.

Winner of the Communication Arts Design Annual 50, with the book cover for Swede.

Winner of Pocket Shop Best Book Cover with John Ajvide Lindqvist's Paper Walls.

Winner of  Pocket Shop Best Book Cover  with with John Ajvide Lindqvist's Let The Right One In.

Nominated for KOLLA! with Änglish children's  book.

Winner of The Swedish Booksellers Guild Award with Let The Right One In Book cover.

Nominated for KOLLA! With Annelie & Nicklas.

Swedish Illustrators and Graphic Designers Ikograda Award with Skansenbutiken graphic profile.

Ung svensk form (Young Swedish Design), Skansenbutiken graphic profile.

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