It is said that Norwegians are born with skis on their feet. In 1973 they were out of skis so I got a pencil instead - and started to draw immediately.
At university I studied Fine Art, then Graphic Design and about the same time I fell in love with photography, expresso coffee and Rui (my husband).
My first propper job was as a school book designer at Oxford University Press. School books are full of great illustrations and I soon discovered that there were people making those pictures for a living. Green with envy I though they must have the best job in the world...
We lived in Portugal for twelve years where I worked as a designer and studied illustration. And when the opportunity to make the pictures for a children´s book ("O descobridor de histórias") came along. I was completely hooked from page one and have been working as a full-time illustrator ever since.
These days I am back in Norway with Rui, baby and Figo the cat. I have a studio in an old factory near my house (Hydrogenfabrikken, Fredrikstad). My pictures have been used in advertising and magazines and I have designed and illustrated many books for children. Whatever the project I always aim to to make every image better than the last.
I love storytelling and my (second) biggest dream is to both write and illustrate my own books. This IS the best job in the world!