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My name is Emelie Bylund and I am the person behind EMELIEmaria. I am an illustrator based in Östersund, Sweden. 

I like to work with different techniques, often I paint with gouache or watercolor and then combine it with digital illustrations that I paint by hand on my Ipad. 

I get inspired by the wild landscape in Jämtland with the mountains, the woods and the lakes. But I also find inspiration in the little things in everyday life, like how the seasons shiftings change my garden, the steam from a smoking cup of tea or the color changes in a forest clearing. The feeling in what I create are the same despite of the technique – a playful and magic feeling with a little piece of wonder. 

Shall we work together?

If you want to hire me for a project – please send me a mail or call. 

I’d be happy to see if I can help you or your company with your illustration projects. 

Some examples of what I work with: 

  • Illustrations for childrens books/ Kidlit art. 
  • Illustrations for websites, like header, footer or content. 
  • Cover designs for books or magazines. 
  • Package designs and seamless patterns.
  • Illustrations for non-fictional books. 
  • Design for postcards, posters or printed products. 



“Emelie managed to convert out idea into a beautiful illustration. She is beyond a skilled illustrator also responsive and creative in the working process. We are very satisfied and can warmly recommend Emelie.”

The Swedish Church’s assembly in Östersund, Sweden. 


“Thank you for a good and smooth cooperation. We are very satisfied with both your ideas, communication and really like the style of the illustrations.”

Bergs municipality, Sweden. 



You can find many of my artworks as prints at Pictufy, BGA and Nordic Poster Collective.


Do you want to see more of what I do? Check out my instagram account  @emeliemaria.se