Jens Magnusson, an award-winning Swedish illustrator and graphic artist, has worked on a variety of projects spanning editorial, advertising and publishing for clients such as The Canary Islands Tourist Board, Elle Magazine and IKEA. His illustration technique is a self-invented analog-digital collage that continues to evolve with time.

Jens’ design philosophy is simple: to make people smile. To lighten up their day by offering them a dose of delight. His illustrations strive to achieve a perfect mix of captivating storylines and purposeful details.

In 2014 Jens was recognized by The Association of Swedish Illustrators and Graphic Designers for his “Beach Life” screen-printed posters commissioned by The Canary Islands Tourist Board. In 2009 he held his first solo exhibition in Stockholm, Sweden.

Jens graduated with a Masters of Arts in Illustration and Graphic Design from the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack) in Stockholm in 1999. Jens divides his time between Stockholm and New York City.

You can buy some of his illustrations as prints in his on-line shop or as stock images through Offset and Getty Images.

Awards and nominations

  • 2017 Nominated for The World Illustration Awards for Zoéga's Coffee.
  • 2016 Nominated for The Swedish Design Prize. Identity/Product Design for Malibu illustrated sleeves.
  • 2014. Silver awarded at the The Association of Swedish Illustrators and Graphic Designers KOLLA! for screen printed posters Beach life.
  • 2013. Winner of Latin American Ilustración with Odd People. Riso prints.
  • 2012. Winner of The Association of Swedish Illustrators and Graphic Designers KOLLA!-Award with posters for Lill-Skansen.
  • 2012. Swedish Book Art Award (Svensk bokkonst) for Goda dagars magi
  • 2011. Nominated for The Association of Swedish Illustrators and Graphic Designers KOLLA!-Award in the categories of Illustration/open class and Graphic Design/book covers.
  • 2009. Swedish Book Art Award (Svensk bokkonst) for Swede.
  • 2009. Winner of the "Communication Arts Design Annual 50", with the book cover for Swede.
  • 2008. Winner of “Pocket Shop Best Book Cover" 2008 with Pappersväggar.
  • 2006. Winner of “Pocket Shop Best Book Cover" 2005 with Låt den rätte komma in.
  • 2005. Nominated for The Association of Swedish Illustrators and Graphic Designers KOLLA!-award with Änglish for BonnierCarlsen publishers.
  • 2005. Winner of “The Booksellers Guild Award” with Låt den rätte komma in. Book jacket. Exhibition at the Royal Library in Stockholm.
  • 2004. Nominated for The Association of Swedish Illustrators and Graphic Designers KOLLA!-Award with the illustration Annelie & Nicklas.
  • 1999. The Association of Swedish Illustrators and Graphic Designers Ikograda Award.
  • 1999. Ung svensk form (Young Swedish Design), Skansenbutiken-graphic profile.

Education

Manhattan Graphics Center, Lithography, 2016

Konstfack, Graphic Design & Illustration Study Program

1995 – 1999 (MA)

Beckmans' Advertising & Graphic Design Study Program

1992 – 1995,

 

 

Posters for Lill-Skansen
Childrens's Zoo.

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Clients

DDB, The Absolut Company, American Airlines, Microsoft, Zoéga's, Pernod Ricard, Arlo Skye New York, Elle Decoration, Universal Music, Bugaboo, Svenskt Tenn, Arla, Skansen, NCC, Marc O’Polo, BonnierCarlsen, Albert Bonnier, Systembolaget, Coop, Vattenfall, Polisen, Dagens Nyheter, Månpocket, Norstedts förlag, Pocketshop, Natur & Kultur, Elle Magazine, Språktidningen, Modern Psykologi, Residence Magazine

Exhibitions etc

  • 2014–2015  #On The Draw. Posters for The Canary Island's Tourist Board. Exhibition in London, Madrid, Palermo and Munich.
  •  2013 Work In Progress. LitteraLund. Exhibition of children's book illustrations.
  • 2013 Participating in Creative Quarterly 29 with design for Skansen and book covers for BonnierCarlsen and Ordfront.
  • 2012. Exhibiting Silk Sreen Prints at Talent Gallery, Stockholm.
  • 2011. Movement Silk screen exhibition at Skapnäck Culture House, Stockholm.
  • 2011. Participating in the book The Best of Cover Design from Rockport Publishers.
  • 2011. Kolla! exhibition
  • 2010. Swedish Book Art Award (Svensk bokkonst) exhibition tour.
  • 2009. Communication Arts, with "Skansen".
  • 2009. Appearing in the book Pattern Graphics from Japaneese publisher PIE Books with the Skansen, Perfekt, Medicinen and Vi i villa designs.
  • 2009 Perfekt. Solo exhibition at Gallery Pascale, Stockholm.
  • 2008. Stockholm – je t'aime at Gallery Pascale, Stockholm.
  • 2005. Kolla! exhibition at Färgfabriken, Stockholm etc.
  •  2005. Svensk bokkonst (Swedish Book Art) at the Kungliga biblioteket, Stockholm.
  • 2004. Tokyo Style. T-shirt exhibition at Konstfack, Stockholm.
  • 2004. Kolla! exhibition at Färgfabriken in Stockholm, Form Design Center in Malmö and Oslo, Norway.
  • 2003, Fetischer och ikoner at Gallery Pascale, Stockholm.
  • 1999-2000. Travelling exhibition Ung svensk form (Young Swedish Design) in Malmö, Stockholm, Vadstena, Göteborg, London etc. “Skansenbutiken”.
  • 1999, Konstfack's MA Exhibition. Design program for Skansenbutiken (The Skansen Museum Shop).
  • 1999, Forum för form-exhibition. “Skansenbutiken”.
  • 1998, Konstfack Advertising & Graphic Design Study Program's BA Exhibition at the O-Baren in Stockholm. Movie graphics for the film “Le Confessionnel”.

 

PORTFOLIO of ILLUSTRATOR JENS MAGNUSSON

JENS MAGNUSSON
illustrator

Kocksgatan 24

Stockholm/Sweden

I’m an illustrator and artist working for a broad variety of clients.
My portfolio includes works for books, magazines (editorial illustration), newspapers, museums, spirit's producers, advertising and fashion. I have an expert-level knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Edge Animate, Flash Professional, Muse etc.

© Jens Magnusson 2017.

Contact:

  jens(at)jensjens(dot)com

  +46 709-18 26 72
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PORTFOLIO of ILLUSTRATOR JENS MAGNUSSON

JENS MAGNUSSON
illustrator

Kocksgatan 24

Stockholm/Sweden

I’m an illustrator and artist working for a broad variety of clients.
My portfolio includes works for books, magazines (editorial illustration), newspapers, museums, spirit's producers, advertising and fashion. I have an expert-level knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Edge Animate, Flash Professional, Muse etc.

© Jens Magnusson 2017.

Contact:

  jens(at)jensjens(dot)com

  +46 709-18 26 72
Follow me on:

        

 

PORTFOLIO of ILLUSTRATOR JENS MAGNUSSON

Kocksgatan 24,Stockholm/Sweden

 jens(at)jensjens(dot)com