Tim Karlsson (b. 1991) is an illustrator based in Stockholm. As an illustrator Karlsson’s process often begins with a clear concept. His major interest is the human being. Everything from its constant battle to achieve comfort in our every day life, often by developing tools and equipment, to the human self-consciousness. Karlsson’s prime tool is the pencil. He describes the pencil as direct and something that requires little preparation and fewer choices. He compares the act of drawing with sculpting. Piece by piece, with the help from light och shadow, concave and convex shapes are emerging. Aside from drawing, Karlsson is also working as a designer, often on the borderline between art and design.