Monika was born in a seaside town in the very north of Sweden, where it was almost always winter. She moved to London to study art, became an animator and a mum. After her second son was born she decided to change careers and become an illustrator. Her work has appeared in magazines and books, and on children’s apparel and gift products. She is happiest hugging her family, swimming in cold water and sitting on her bed, listening to audio books and drawing.