• Sebastian Dahlström – illustrator and journalist

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    Editorial illustrations, caricatures, realistic portraits, infographics!

    The paintings are handmade from scratch - no photo manipulation. I paint both traditionally and digitally.

    I am based in Finland close to Helsinki, but I have customers globally. Scroll down and have a look at my portfolio.

  • Illustrations - Caricatures - Infographics - Vector graphics

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  • Working with Sebastian is fun, easy and inspiring. As an illustrator he masters several different techniques and is eager to meet the thoughts, requests and requirements of those he is working with. Agenda has had the pleasure of co-operating with Sebastian for many years.


    - Ted Urho. Executive manager, Agenda.


  • As a Visual Producer at Yle (The Finnish Broadcasting Company) for the presidential election 2018, I asked Sebastian Dahlström to draw caricatures of each candidate (8 altogether) for our web site. His caricatures were brilliant. Funny but in a decent way, just as we wanted them, and Sebastians' drawing technique is mind blowing. A strong recommendation!


    - Petteri Bülow, Visual producer, Yle

  • Sebastian is an amazing illustrator and an overall great guy to work with. He has a broad field of knowledge and is a fast learner. He's helped us out at Lindebarn for a long while, handling very different kinds of graphic design and even animation tasks, in a flexible and diverse manner, always with a positive and helpful attitude. I strongly recommend him.


    - Marco Lindholm, CEO Lindebarn.

  • How to order an illustration

    I work digitally and I will deliver the illustration in the size and file format you prefer.


    Contact me

    You'll find my email below, just send me your order - I'll get back to your right away with the details.


    Sketch for approval

    When my rough sketch is finished I'll mail it to you so you can check it out and make suggestions.


    Final illustration / product

    I'll deliver the finished illustration or video, and I still can make minor changes if you wish.

  • sebastian.dahlstrom@gmail.com

  • Sebastian Dahlström

    Illustrator, journalist

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    I am an illustrator and journalist from Finland. I have over 15 years of experience as a news reporter and producer at the Finnish broadcasting company Yle before I started my own full time business in the fall of 2020. I have a masters degree in communication from the University of Helsinki. My thesis is about visual journalism in the context of political elections. 

    As a freelancer I have the opportunity to combine my passion for drawing and painting with my background as a journalist. Both in illustration and in journalism storytelling is an essential skill. I am good at communicating an idea effectively both in writing and in pictures.

    My mother tongue is Swedish, and as a journalist I also make translations from English or Finnish to Swedish.


    My customers are among others the Finnish broadcasting company Yle, the think-tanks Agenda and Magma, the branding agency Lindebarn as well as various media companies, organisations and newspapers.


    In my spare time I am a bass-player and a swimrunner.


  • Drawing and painting tutorials

    I'd love to hear your thoughts!