About me

I am a Graphic Designer (MFA). I work as a freelance Art Director, Illustrator and a Motion Designer, with a broad range of visual expressions.

I am drawn to clarifying and distilling the overly complicated. I get inspired by challenges and love to experiment. I value craftsmanship and I am always excited to work with any experts of their field.

What I spend my days doing

Visual profiles, book and catalogue design, design thinking and strategy, web design, illustration, motion graphics, branding, typography, icons, packaging, retouche, ads, content creation, presentation templates, icons and instructions, signage, distilling and editing text, display materials, interactive forms, final art.


Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, After Effects, DaVinci Resolve, Figma, Arches Paper, Winsor & Newton Water Colours, an analytical mind and a sharp eye.

For client web pages I usually use Squarespace, or Editor X, depending on how much they will be updating inhouse. Learning Webflow.


Education (selection)

Masters Programme Graphic design
2003–2005 HDK School of Arts and Crafts
Gothenburg, Sweden

Bachelor Programme Graphic design
1999–2001 HDK School of Arts and Crafts
Gothenburg, Sweden

Animation and Motion Graphics
2017–2018 Konstfack

Marketing and Live streaming, Kulturakademin 2020 

2021 Valand HDK

HFF 2009

Worked with

Artilleriet, Kultursekretariatet VGR, Svenska institutet Paris, Skydance New Media, Volvo Cars, Husqvarna, Skanska, Stockholms Kvinnohistoriska, Assa Abloy, Göteborgs Konstmuseum, CMC Music, Forsman & Bodenfors, Stadsbyggnadskontoret, Konsthögskolan Valand, Göteborgs Konsthall, Svensk Bokhandel, Thielska Galleriet, GöteborgsOperan, DN Kultur, Tidningen Vi, Historiskan, Författaren, Filter, Offside, Kulturvärden, Novellix, Sveriges Arkitekter Västra Götaland.


What area are you located in?

I work from Majorna, in Gothenburg Sweden.

How far in advance should I book?

I am the best when given freedom to experiment.

I love a well planned project. Especially when it comes to graphics and motion, the more time the better the result. So get in touch as early as possible. As for illustration the process can be faster. 

What are your rates?

I usually put together a quote for each project. When I am hired as a designer I work for an hourly rate.

Do you offer any other services?

Public artwork


Water colour technique workshops

Filmed interviews 

Paintings are printed and sold on demand



Available for freelance work world wide.

Use the form (or info (at) mariakask.se) to inquire about rates and availability, or just to say hi.

or call me  + 46 736 791939

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