minnhagen-photoMy name is Mats Minnhagen and I’m a Swedish illustrator, born in 1979. I originally pursued an academic career, and got a Masters in Archaeology. While working as a field archaeologist I did illustrations on the side, and when I discovered digital painting and the digital art community, my career focus shifted toward art.
In 2004-2006 I attended a formal education in traditional art at Gotland’s School of Art. After that I got a concept art job at EA Dice in Stockholm, where I stayed for about a year. I’m currently working freelance with a variety of book-, game- and popular science illustrations.

I won a Master Award in Exposé 6 in 2008, and a Chesley Award in 2009.

Clients include: Schildts&Söderströms, Natur&Kultur, Semic, Aschehoug, Wahlströms, Sveriges Radio, Umeå Universitet, Nypon förlag, LL-förlaget, Rabén&Sjögren, Gleerups Utbildning, Roslagstext förlag, Riksutställningar, Kalmar Slott, EA Digital Illusions, Wizards of the Coast.

Some of my paintings can be bought as prints.

If you want to know more, check out this interview, or this one.