Asa Wikman is a multi-disciplined designer and Illustrator who works and lives in London. Humour and imagination are very important elements in her work, which is strongly influenced by her love for playing, childhood nostalgia, nature and characters. She likes to create work that makes people smile and works with hand drawn illustration on various projects ranging from illustrations for print media, to apparel, patterns and products to murals and shop window displays and editorials. Sometimes she likes to get dirty with acrylic paint and works with collage and creates prints.
Name: Åsa Wikman
Occupation: Illustrator & Designer
Hometown: I grew up in Ö-vik in the north of Sweden
Currently residing: London, UK
Music: I love music but for some weird reason I don’t like to listen to it when I am working, so not so much to be honest, I like to listen to documentaries and old films when I work. Music has been very important in my life though, I rapped for ten years and spent a lot of time in recording studios and doing shows – and had the time of my life.
Art: Street art, doodles, illustrations, photography, surface design, it all inspires me.
Technology: Yes, I would not be able to work without technology, from the making of my work to the promotion of it, staying in contact with clients and finding new etc but technology doesn’t direct my work, my work is very organic, I like to make a mess with colour pencils, sketchy line work and a organic feel.
Lifestyle: Yes, I do get very inspired by living in London. This city is vibrant and has a pulse and I love the people. You meet people from so many different cultures in this city and its very inspiring and there is solidarity and a strong sense of community here that I really appreciate. More positive things about this city is that people judge you from your work, not your family name or what school you went to which is how it should be, and there’s a general “let’s do this feel” which makes it easy to start projects and do things, which I guess has done this city the creative melting point that it is.
Quote: There are so many! ‘Change your thoughts and you change your world’ / Norman Vincent Peale