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


    2019.03.18 – Present 

    Administrator and Project Manager at Göteborgs Bildverkstad ek. för.


    2017.11.13 – 2020.12.31

    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



    December 2020

    One-year working grant / Ettårigt arbetsstipendium

    The Swedish Authors' Fund / Sveriges författarfond

    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



    March - August 2020

    group exhibition Länssalong - Full vision 2020 / samlingsutställning Länssalong  

    – Full vision 2020, Jönköpings Läns Museum 

    Februari 20214

    MOFF - mönster mot offentlig miljö, Furniture & Light Fair, Stockholm



    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"


    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


    Swedish, Russian and English