Jenny Lucander - illustrator

I am a freelance illustrator from Helsinki, Finland.

I work mainly with magazines, advertising agencies and publishing houses producing illustrations for newspapers, books and different commercial publications.

Published children's books

'Vildare, värre, Smilodon' (text Minna Lindeberg), 2016 for Förlaget publishing company, Finland.

'Dröm om drakar' (text Sanna Tahvanainen), 2015 for Schildts&Söderströms publishing company in Finland. Dröm om drakar is nominated for the Nordic Council Children and Younge People’s Literature Prize 2016.

'Fllickan som blev v-arg' (text Sofia Hedman) for Vombat publishing company, Sweden (2014) 

'Singer', (text Katarina von Numers-Ekman) for Schildts&Söderströms publishing company, Finland (2012) 

Education, work and memberships

I studied Children'' book illustration and creation at the university of Gothenburg, The School of Design and Crafts (HDK) 2010-2011. During the year 2013 I studied storytelling at the same school. Before this I also got myself a Master of Social Sciences degree and a bachelor's degree in social psyochology.

Together with my fellow illustrator friend Linda Bondestam we make art collaboration as a duo and call ourselves Vombatcombat (not to be mixed with the publishing company Vombat förlag. Just a sheer coincidence).

My mother tongue is Swedish, I speak Finnish and English fluently and if I'm having a good language day I might want to try my rusty French.

I am a member of The illustrators in Finland (Kuvittajat ry), The Graphic designers in Finland (Grafia ry) and The newborn organization Fibul rf, (Författare och illustratörer av barn- och ungdomslitteratur,  Authors and illustrators of literature for children and teenagers in Swedish)

– and since I have lived in Sweden for a couple of years – also the organizations Svenska Tecknare and Illustratörcentrum in Sweden.

You are welcome to contact me on: info(at) and +35850 5900855




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J e n n y

I want to convey more than just a beautiful picture or a neat composition. There needs to be a story, a message and a feeling. A smell or a state of mind.