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"


    Swedish, Russian and English