Karin Åkesson is a Swedish born illustrator who produces whimsical, nostalgic drawings and typographic prints of memorable quotes, expressions and tiny birds.
Her beautiful designs put emphasis on the sunny things in life.Karin’s designs have been greatly influenced by her Swedish heritage and love of sayings, expressions and memories.
“When I first came to England I loved how English phrases and sayings made me feel more part of the English culture. There are so many wonderful sayings and expressions, some might be cheesy and overly wise, but knowing them made me feel more part of the culture. A lot of people have said clever things and I love highlighting them in my work and bringing that optimism into the home.”
Karin Åkesson was born and raised in Sweden 1978. She moved to England in 1997 to study Illustration at Brighton University before she moved to London to complete her MA at the Royal College of Art. Karin has been working as a designer since graduating in 2003. Karin Åkesson Design is now a partnership between Karin and her husband David and their growing company is based in East London.