Welcome to my site!


My name is Lidia Blomgren. I work as a frelance Graphic designer / Illustrator / Children's book author / Packaging and pattern designer etc. in Gothenburg, Sweden.


If you feel like getting in touch about any kind of project, contact me at:


+46 73 690 4848






Brombergs Bokförlag, Tukan Förlag, Beta Pedagog, Alfabeta Bokförlag,

Jönköpings kommun, JUNIQE, Burde, The Pattern Agency Sweden AB,

Spira of Sweden




2017.11.13 – Present

Regional Representative of the Illustratörcentrum

Sweden's largest agency for visual communication



2013.11.01 – 2015.12.31

Image Editor at MINT -web based popular-cultural journal



2012.11.01 – 1013.02.28

Visual Merchandiser

IKEA Group, Bäckebol


2012.09.01 – Present

Course leader

Art College, Folkuniversitetet


2009.06.01 – Present

Graphic/surface pattern Designer, Illustrator

Freelance Design Services, Myself only




2009 – 2012

HDK -School of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg

Degree: MFA -design

Field of study: Graphic, Pattern Design, Illustration and Social Design


2005 – 2009

HDK -School of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg

Degree: BFA -design


2004 – 2005

College, Hellidens folkhögskola, Tidaholm

Image and text communication


2002 – 2003

College, Hellidens folkhögskola, Tidaholm

Ceramic craft

1999 – 2002

Upper secondary school, Erik Dahlbergsgymnasiet, Jönköping

Arts and craft, Arts Programme




Fall semester 2009

Hemtex AB at Design headquarters, Borås

Fall semester 2008

Sandberg Wallpaper AB / Sandberg Tyg & Tapet, Gothenburg



September 2015

One-year art working grant / Ettårigt arbetsstipendium

the Swedish Arts Grants Committee - Konstnärsnämnden

October 2011

Art scholarship

Otto and Charlotte Mannheimer fond


March 2011

Art scholarship

Otto and Charlotte Mannheimer fond


September 2010

Textile Art scholarship

TEKO -Employers' organization for Sweden's textile and fashion companies


Maj 2009

Art scholarship

Kerstin Öbergs fond, Gothenburg's handicraft association



December 2015

picture book Ten gorillas selected as the best 2015 educational book

in categoy: Counting/ABC by Gelett Burgess, USA


December 2014

Sixth place on the top ten list of 2014 Bokjuryn winners:

Swedish picture books of the year.


December 2013

Winner of Picture Book Contest Castorpriset 2013

August 2011

First prize in the "Shoe Box", a competition organized by

Agents Companie Nordic Shoe & Bag Fair, Stockholm


Spring 2010

STF, Swedish tourist association, 125 jubilee

Paricipants as one of 25 selected designers in the "Folkdräckt 2.0"




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