Silje K. Nilsen
Twitter: @siljeknilsen



Hello there, nice to see you here on my page. My name is Silje and I love to create characters and stories. I also love people watching, travelling, animals and nature.

I landed my first job as a character animator after specialising in animation for my BA in Visual Communication. Later on I became a museum consultant, connecting with my roots while studying Sami language and history. I took a job as a graphic designer to get back on my creative path, and finally embarked on the MA in Children’s book illustration where I rediscovered my passion for characters and stories.

Themes like relations, different viewpoints and the individual’s connection to society interest me. I think books can make us reflect upon, and open our minds to different ways of thinking. Although, I often just like to have fun with it, and to share the wonder and joy stories and interesting characters can bring.

I graduated with distinction in 2016 and was awarded joint 3rd prize in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration in 2015. I am represented by literary agency David Higham Associates.




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