Olivia Ekelund

Stockholm based Illustrator / Designer / Patternmaker

 Craft / Colour / Glamour

Photo by Manne Wahlström

I am a freelance Illustrator with a passion for textile print and pattern making. A graduate of the BA Illustrations program at Konstfack, scarf enthusiast and colorist.  

Welcome to a decadent visual world inhabited by mythological characters and an expressive flora and fauna.

 “Zorn of the 21st Century”, 2017
My personal work references familiar iconography, influenced by various periods in art history; the renaissance, the baroque as well as mid-century fashion. Historical research is most often my starting point.

My approach is often analogue and the hand is always present in my work. With a craft-oriented background, materiality is key as it adds a layer of intimacy and tactility with the viewer.

“Seven Sins Cards” 2022


Konstfack; BFA Illustration & Graphic Design: 2019-2022
Beckmans School of Communication; Visual Communication (short course): 2019
Nyckelviksskolan; Art, Crafts and Design: 2014-2015

“Dear Diary”, 2019

”But in the end, stories are about one person saying to another: This is the way it feels to me. Can you understand what I’m saying?
Does it feel this way to you?”

– Kazuo Ishiguro

(c) Olivia Ekelund 2022