Welcome to my portfolio.

My name is Johanna Astrén and I’m a creative professional based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Educated in design, illustration and graphic arts technologies and experience from working at advertising agencies and marketing departments during the last ten years.

I create and produce graphic design for a wide range of purposes: logotypes and visual branding, catalogues and brochures, books and covers, retail and store campaigns, packaging, commercial products and websites. I also do commissioned illustration work for magazines, books, digital devices and various kinds of commercial projects. Designing and creating patterns is also something I can confidently do if given the opportunity.

I’m a member of the Association of Swedish Illustrators and Graphic Designers. You can also find me at IllustratörcentrumInstagram and Pinterest.

Co-owner of Plats!, a design and concept agency in Gothenburg.

Career History
2015—Co-owner, Plats! Designbyrå & skåpställare, Gothenburg. 2015—2016 Art Director, Mecka, Borås. 2012—2014 Art Director/Graphic Designer/Illustrator, Self-employed at Astrén Grafisk Form. 2011—2012 AD/Graphic Designer, Bokia AB, Gothenburg. 2008—2010 Art Director, Living Reklambyrå, Gothenburg. 2008 AD Assistent, Living Reklambyrå, Gothenburg. 2006—2007 Inhouse Art Director, New Wave Group, Gothenburg. 2004—2006 Layout Artist, New Wave Group, Gothenburg.

2013 Visual Identity, Online course, Berghs School of Communication, Stockholm. 2011 Children’s Books, HDK, School of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg. 2010 Illustration, Online course, Berghs School of Communication, Stockholm. 2007 Illustration, Evening class, Folkuniversitetet, Gothenburg. 2000—2004 Bachelor of Science in Graphic Arts Technology, Dalarna University.

Say hello! I’ll be happy to answer your questions
+46 (0)708 354 519

Illustrations, pictures and text by Johanna Astrén, protected under the international copyright laws. Material from this website may not be reproduced in any form without the prior written permission from Johanna Astrén.