Freelance illustrator / designer
Jan 2007 - Present (14 years 4 months)
Swedish illustrator and artist Anneli Olander Berglund grew up in a small town, deep in the thickly forested, copper-rich Swedish province of Värmland — and later found happiness in the poetic and coffee sipping urban jungle of Stockholm.
She has been freelancing since January 2007 when, at the age of 26, she started her own company A.Olander Illustration. Her favourite quote is “I didn’t make it because I was the best- I made it because I couldn’t afford to lose”.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at :
Be Cool gallery in Rome, Italy (2008), Corey Helford Gallery LA, USA (2008), Friends of Leon Gallery in Sydney, Australia (2011) and solo show at Hellion Gallery (2012).
More recent ventures have seen her illustrations adorn everything from the iPad skins to iPhone apps, from artisanal chocolates to the pages of ArtNews.
Olander’s illustrations combine a lush painterly sensibility with a darkly playful take on girlish fun and the remixing of fantasy with the everyday.
For enquires please email: contact (at) anneliolander.com
Illustrator / designer
2009 - 2013 (4 years)
As a Stardoll employee I was working full time illustrating items, virtual paperdolls, and virtual shops for the site, as well as eventually switching to working in the app team and later the Licensing team translating the online designs to fit actual products. Along with my co-worker we came to be in charge of designing the brand guidelines for the licensing brands. Stardoll is no longer the company name, it has changed direction and name since after I went back to freelancing life.