Thursday, February 4, 2021

Asa Gilland: Swedish Illustrator and Surface Designer

Asa Gilland is a Swedish illustrator and a surface designer based presently in Jakarta, Indonesia. She studied fine art and interior design at Accademia Italiana Moda and has an experience of over 20 years in surface and package design.

Her artwork is inspired by retro and quirky imagery, vintage photos and folk art style. She does not usually sketch beforehand she likes to just dive in, for this she refers to ample of photos. Her work features local scenes, landscapes, and imaginary worlds where animals and birds are engaged in mundane activities.

Asa has designed for various brands for stationary, textiles, home decor and the gift market. She has worked in collaboration with Linoluna, an Indonesia boutique store creating products for children. She has also designed cards for Trader Joe's. You can find more creations from her on Instagram.