Anette V. Heiberg


I'm a children's book illustrator and surface pattern designer creating design for young kids. I live in a white house with turquoise window frames, on an island in Norway. 

I'm inspired by the graphic shapes of Scandinavian minimalism mixed with Japanese cuteness. Whenever someone tells me my illustrations make them smile I do a little happy dance inside!

I like: hugs from my son, taking photos of colors, reading, flower pots with faces, freckles, running in nature, taking art classes, wearing dresses, traveling.

Contact me if you're interested in working together or licensing any of my designs. I'll be happy to hear from you!


For 20 years I have been lucky to work with great clients all over the world. My clients include:

Cappelen Damm, Aschehoug, Egmont, Highlights, Macmillan, McGraw-Hill, TV2, SOS Children's Villages, Little Tiger Press, Creative Teaching Press, YoYo Books, Fortellerforlaget

Winner of Make it in Design UPB Printsource Competition 2016

Top 50 semi-finalist (of 1000 entries) 2016 Global Talent Search


Rise Design & Shine, 2016 (english)
Make it in Design, 2016 (english)
Fredriksstad Blad, 2014 (norwegian)
Demokraten, 2014 (norwegian)
Stella, 2012 (norwegian)
Demokraten, 2011 (norwegian)



2020: Frøet (GAN Aschehoug)
2020: Rask! (GAN Aschehoug)
2015: Onkel Bjørn (GAN Aschehoug)
2014: Hunden (Cappelen Damm)
2013: Detektiv Dora og hoppetauet (GAN Aschehoug)
2013: Detektiv Dora og dagboka (GAN Aschehoug)
2013: De gule støvlene (GAN Aschehoug)

In addition to my own books, I have illustrated over 60 books published in several countries.

"Anette is a very bright and professional artist. I enjoyed working with her, and her art reminded me of my happy childhood. All of her artwork was bright, warm, and happy. As a client, I appreciated her great insight. She has a very special talent for retelling stories with her own unique style and taste in drawing. She is an IT artist I can enthusiastically recommend working with!" 

- Inyoung Hwang, Happy House (Korea)


"(...) Fluid communication and excellent work, delivered even ahead of time: it has been a pleasure to collaborate with her." 

- Francesc Bofill, Lateral Branding (Spain)