Growing up in Sweden, Linn was exposed to art and design from an early age, but it wasn’t until she was in her early twenties that she decided to become an artist. After a few years of flirting with both motion graphics and advertising she realized it was illustration she had passion for and left everything else to pursue that as a career.

Her colorful illustrations are often described as emotional, surreal and a little naughty. These are qualities that have brought her clients such as Samsung, Green Peace, Oilily, La Perla and Levi’s amongst many others

While Linn has lived in several different places, she finds endless inspiration in traveling to imaginary magical worlds. Rich forests and reflective oceanic pools are themes she often references as sources of creativity.

Location: Portland
Website: www.olofsdotter.com

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90 Comments

Mike Robinson
Mar 11, 2008 at 6:35 pm

Incredible work, so surreal. Great choice for a “Talented People” article :)

DarkRat
Mar 11, 2008 at 7:15 pm

wow. I love the first ones. they look soo nice.

Waalter
Mar 11, 2008 at 7:46 pm

Wonder if I could get a print of Bon Magazine Art Basel.

Fredrik
Mar 11, 2008 at 8:00 pm

Nice works! *Go Sweden* I am from Sweden.

kimatg
Mar 11, 2008 at 11:15 pm

wow. really creative, nicely done.

Dejan Cancarevic
Mar 12, 2008 at 2:00 am

very original, and not seen

Luke
Mar 12, 2008 at 2:08 am

Simply beautiful
Amazing!

prisca
Mar 12, 2008 at 3:32 am

great work – very imaginative and beautifully done.
Love the dark mood – thanks for the article ;)

Misha
Mar 12, 2008 at 4:12 am

It might give some kind of self-confidence, especially these lines: “Growing up in Sweden, Linn was exposed to art and design from an early age, but it wasn’t until she was in her early twenties that she decided to become an artist.” – so now I truly believe that even after 20 you can really start doing something, and this something might be great. Thank you for this post.

David
Mar 12, 2008 at 4:31 am

oh my good, great >>> REALLY GREAT Stuff from Linn. I love it!!

Barry
Mar 12, 2008 at 4:37 am

Nice post never heard of her before until now. wow she is good :)

Soldout
Mar 12, 2008 at 5:00 am

Way to go! And gratulations on your feature in Computer Arts’ January issue :) I really love your work for Samsung.

TiS
Mar 12, 2008 at 5:22 am

Hmm, I cannot say I like all of her works. But first pictures are truly amazing :)

Christina
Mar 12, 2008 at 5:35 am

Very very nice!!! I saw her work on the cover of computer arts. Screen can’t really give credit to the work like print can. It gives new meaning to ‘black’.

Milinda Lakmal
Mar 12, 2008 at 6:06 am

Thanks for introducing this talented artist to your community. I hope you will introduce more talented artists to us.

aj is in
Mar 12, 2008 at 7:01 am

Awesome. Inspiring and enjoyable work. I have saved this for my personal collection.

Keep posting works like this.

Comments appreciated.

enjoy :)

Roweena
Mar 12, 2008 at 7:41 am

I love her work, really beautiful and strong colours. Great that you include pieces on illustrators and artists as well as just web design, good inspiration fodder!

kReEsTaL
Mar 12, 2008 at 9:02 am

Great artist! :-)

Weverton Naves
Mar 12, 2008 at 9:22 am

It is design? It is art? Difficult set, which you can say is that the quality is unquestionable

Majesticskull
Mar 12, 2008 at 9:38 am

Great artist, really cool!

Julie
Mar 12, 2008 at 10:18 am

Oh wow! This is great! Thank you for posting her. Reminds me of some scenes from Walt Disney’s Fantasia ^.^

Claudio
Mar 12, 2008 at 11:27 am

Oh, the first time I saw her graphics was last month, at computer arts brazilian version. She’s just great.

Sam Gaus
Mar 12, 2008 at 12:10 pm

What type of art do you call this? I love it and want to know how to refer to it in the artistic community

zatra
Mar 12, 2008 at 6:13 pm

boooring.. so boring.

Zany
Mar 13, 2008 at 2:18 am

So much talent and vision ….. mindblowing !

Fabian
Mar 13, 2008 at 3:24 pm

I really like these :D
So creative! Some of the works seem to be inspired by Picasso, or am I wrong?

Sander
Mar 13, 2008 at 4:54 pm

Amazing color use in the darker images :).

Joefrey Mahusay
Mar 13, 2008 at 9:08 pm

Very creative artist.

Cellbender
Mar 14, 2008 at 1:37 pm

I most definitly like the dark ones most. They are colourfull and therefore extremely powerfull. They are just nice to watch but also go in deep details in wich I get lost when looking at them.
They are most wonderfull – superficial and in detail. Great work.

web design , almog
Mar 14, 2008 at 10:41 pm

wow these are really powerfully !!!

bweb
Mar 15, 2008 at 11:03 am

Awesome works.

Sequnix
Mar 16, 2008 at 9:52 am

Creative though, don’t really like it too much…

bruuge
Mar 17, 2008 at 10:54 am

interesting stuff…the first and second images especially

Nathan
Mar 18, 2008 at 5:19 am

I added so much of her working to my favs a while back. I think her work is amazing as is far from boring, as Zatra has stated.

zoel
Mar 18, 2008 at 11:40 pm

amazing! …i love her style!

Katalog Stron
Mar 19, 2008 at 11:28 am

I like her works. She is very talented person.

Photoshop Free Tutorials
Mar 22, 2008 at 7:06 pm

Very creative, I liked all of those designs.

Gadgets
Mar 31, 2008 at 1:17 am

It’s very creative Linn Olofsdotter . I like it very much and will bookmark this page. I appreciate your art. This will give motivation of all of us to make our website design like yours.

Thanks again for best work i have ever seen.

Joshua Goodwin
Apr 7, 2008 at 1:10 pm

Sure, those images showcased above are creative enough. But I have to say, Linn’s website rather leaves a lot to be desired, in my opinion.

TheGuy
Apr 21, 2008 at 1:21 pm

cool

Dizajn
Apr 22, 2008 at 9:11 am

Great Art from Sweden artist!

Bani Yas
Apr 22, 2008 at 9:14 am

I like all of her works

Skyte Media
Apr 25, 2008 at 3:59 pm

I love Linn Olofsdotter’s artwork. She expresses such character and detail in her designs and so many colours that compliment each other; making an overall amazing piece of artwork!

http://www.skytemedia.com

Tommy_Gun
Apr 29, 2008 at 9:08 am

Her style is beautiful. Its nice work.

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May 7, 2008 at 1:29 am

I really like her work, very nice

web designer
May 7, 2008 at 11:57 pm

Seventh picture is very nice

php-web-developer
May 14, 2008 at 8:47 am

the first one is very attractive and best one

mehmet
May 24, 2008 at 7:59 am

Its nice work

Doors
May 26, 2008 at 4:52 am

Innovative shit. We like

Amrit Ray
Jun 28, 2008 at 6:09 am

Really artistic from the designs to this comment box.

Steve Dorrington
Jul 5, 2008 at 3:01 pm

How on earth do you come up with such beautiful creations? I don’t even dream this good. This is the first time I’ve heard of Linn Olofsdotter – I will certainly look out for her work in the future!

oyuncu
Jul 7, 2008 at 3:36 pm

nice work.Good luck

Adam
Jul 29, 2008 at 3:20 pm

Does anyone know of any other illustrators who do work similar to Linn Olofsdotter’s? I love her work and use of colours!

Web 2 Expert
Aug 10, 2008 at 12:25 am

Great Artwork!
You are really a amazing talent, cool graphics for web designs.

Flik
Sep 17, 2008 at 11:53 am

I think your art work is APPSOLUTLY AMAZING!! It’s one of the most original, imaginative and mondernly insperational art work I have ever encounted so far in my life. The graphics and designs of your web page is simply inspiring for someone who did not enjoy art very much and after seeing your your has been inspired. Thank you for sharing your fantastic gift with the world.

Conrad Gorny
Oct 17, 2008 at 1:58 am

This work is so detailed and especially vibrant with rich colours. Very Inspirational, Thanks

Conrad Gorny
Freelance Graphic Design
http://www.conradgorny.com

lanaa
Nov 5, 2008 at 9:22 am

does anyone know what medias she uses?
i love her work!

B_cavalieri
Jan 13, 2009 at 11:40 am

I’d say it’s cotton candy like.Sweet and fluffy….reminded me of childhood memories!*
Lovely work

Gabby
Jan 31, 2009 at 8:01 pm

this is some of the most beautiful work ive ever seen
i love it!

ian
Mar 5, 2009 at 8:35 pm

between the attention to detail, the beautiful simplicity of the figures and the texture (I’m big on textures) i feel that your work is very art noveau and avante garde meets high fashion* critically constructed, completely inspiring (there is a soothing chaos about your work, as awkward as that may sound, its very busy but not at all, in any means, distractful or too much)… your work is so ethereal. a very appreciative fan*

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Apr 13, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Person with great creativity – i must say.

nishit
May 6, 2009 at 7:36 am

i never see this type of creativity in my life..heads of to u budy…

Leigh
Aug 11, 2009 at 9:11 am

I’m so inspired by your work i have decided to try out illustration at art uni, i am still at school working on my port folio… I was wondering if anyone had and advice to help me with my port folio? – it would help me a lot :)

Fashoo
Sep 4, 2009 at 9:03 pm

This work is so detailed and especially vibrant with rich colours. Very Inspirational, Thanks

bagsin
Sep 10, 2009 at 7:49 pm

Great arts. Nice mood

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Sep 21, 2009 at 9:44 am

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purplerain
Oct 6, 2009 at 8:51 pm

love this!!!!

panel radyatör
Oct 24, 2009 at 8:50 am

w human cant be this :)

Mike
Oct 31, 2009 at 4:53 am

Person with great creativity – i must say.

ky
Dec 18, 2009 at 12:36 pm

I frickin’ love your art!

vincentdresses
Jan 5, 2010 at 11:37 pm

The designs showed here show what simple and tasteful design is all about. Another one to consider

kaka
Apr 23, 2010 at 6:27 am

no one like u

Web Design
Apr 28, 2010 at 8:40 pm

wow very creative thank you for sharing!!

Maria Cristina
May 30, 2010 at 11:50 am

Adoro as formas e as cores dos seus trabalhos!

Maria Cristina
May 30, 2010 at 11:51 am

Adoro as cores e as formas dos seus trabalhos !

Anna Patrick
Sep 21, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Linn’s work reminds me of a famous Japanese graphic designer – Aya Kato. Same bizarre fusion between Manga style and Art Nouveau.

John van Heijst
Dec 20, 2010 at 11:25 am

This is so unbelievably cool!

Melvins
Dec 23, 2010 at 11:37 pm

Very nice art work. Looking like very creative.

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Jan 14, 2011 at 2:52 am

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altın çilek
Feb 2, 2011 at 6:53 am

Adoro as cores e as formas dos seus trabalhos !

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Feb 2, 2011 at 1:49 pm

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Aug 23, 2011 at 11:10 am

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naeem
Mar 12, 2012 at 1:09 am

hey..nice work….

yemek tarifleri
May 2, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Adoro as cores e as formas dos seus trabalhos !

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Jul 27, 2012 at 2:39 pm

This article is truly relevant to my study at this moment, and I am really happy

DymoLabels
Jun 1, 2013 at 9:12 am

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i really like your collection
thanks for sharing

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