Firstly, huge congratulations on your recent Nordic Talent Award. Can you tell us a bit about the award and the criteria for winning?
Thanks a lot. The Nordic Creative Talent Award is an award for young designers (under the age of 28) working in the field of graphics, illustration, 3D-design, video and photography. We were judged on the quality of our portfolios.
Where did you grow up, what were your early influences, and can you remember what made you first realise you wanted to be a graphic designer?
I was born and raised on Gotland, Sweden. Gotland is the biggest island in the Baltic sea, probably known mostly for its special landscape with rock formations known as Rauks, but also known as the place where the Swedish movie director Ingmar Bergman lived his last years. I guess I’ve always have had an urge to create things. When I grew up my mom was working as an ceramics designer and had a her studio in the house where we lived, so I had many afternoons playing around with clay in her studio. And at the kindergarten a friend and I drew so much that the kindergarten teachers had to establish a rule that the children weren’t allowed to draw before midday. My friend Aron and I just didn’t want to do anything else other than do drawings. Later when I started senior high school I took a course in graphic design and that’s about when I realised that I would like to work as an graphic designer.