Emelie Wiklund is a freelance illustrator based in Stockholm, Sweden, who specializes in illustrating children’s books and creating artwork for kids.

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As a children's book illustrator, I specialize in creating enchanting worlds that capture young imaginations. My journey began in childhood, fascinated by how art can tell stories and engage readers. What I love most about children's book art is its ability to convey warmth and evoke emotion, creating a space of comfort and adventure within the pages. The key qualities of my work are its narrative power and ability to captivate. I maintain my skills by continually exploring new techniques and staying updated on trends in children's literature, keeping my passion for art vibrant and effective.


  • Variphy
  • Scandinavian Hearts
  • Supercubs International
  • Wild About Books
  • Young Intro


What was your favorite storybook as a child?
My favorite storybooks were the French-American Barbapapa books. I was captivated by their creative character designs and the whimsy they brought to each page.

Which authors do you admire most?
I deeply admire Beatrice Blue for her ability to weave magic and imagination into her stories. Her work resonates with me as she brings unique worlds to life with her vivid illustrations.

What characteristic really brings a children’s book to life?
A clear and strong character design combined with magical environments truly brings a children's book to life. I strive to create illustrations where readers can connect and relate to the characters' adventures and experiences.

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