Contact me at post(at)gunvor.no
I work as an illustrator in Bergen, Norway, with clients like Begens Tidende, NRK 3, Skald Forlag and Samlaget. My work lies somewhere in between fine art, illustration and design.
My commissioned illustrations are mainly made in watercolor and ink. I studied illustration, printmaking and bookbinding for two years at Central St Martins in London, and worked as a bookbinder at Wyvern Bindery, but I hated my school and left in 2004 to live with my sister in Paris for one year. Then I returned to Bergen and started working for Bergens Tidende as an illustrator, and at the same time started my BA in Visual Communication at Kunsthøyskolen in Bergen.
While at KHIB Skald Forlag contacted me to illustrate "Godnattboka" wich was published in 2007. I finished my BA in Motion Graphics at KHIB in 2009, and went straight on to working with "Eventyrboka" which was published autumn 2009. Designer Silje Nes and me won 2nd prize at "Årets Vakreste Bøker"/Grafill with this book.
In between all this I also sold goth clothing in a shop in Bergen, worked with troubled youths at a school, had a go at motion graphics at BUG and had one of my videos accepted at NRK3, designed butons for Snella & Petronella, was project leader for the master design students exhibition at Vestlandske Kunstindustrimuseum, had severeal exhibitions, teach courses in illustration, and a lot more fun and games:)
For the moment I'm working on three bookprojects with different people, "Den Lille Sangen" with Tor Linløkken, "Trollala" with Beathe Thunes and Stig Van Eijk, and "Trøysteboka" on Skald Forlag. Plus I'm working on "Champagneboka" which is a collection of my champagne-ladies geting published in autumn 2012.
Jeg har (rosa) kontor i Designbryggeriet på Bryggen i Bergen, og det deler jeg med en webdesigner, en illustratør, to filmfolk, og to grafiske designere. Jeg har jobbet som illustratør siden 2006, og elsker jobben min.
Jeg har studert ved Surrey Institute of Arts (fine art), Central St Martins (printmaking/grafisk design og illustrasjon), og Kunsthøyskolen i Bergen.
Til sammen har utdannelsen gitt meg kompetanse innen Motion Graphics, bokbinding, illustrasjon og grafisk design. Og tillegg til dette har hobbyen min med søm og broderi sneket seg inn i uttrykket mitt.