My name is Hege Espeland Lygre (HEL) and I´m an illustrator, artist and designer who comes from a small island on the west coast of Norway, called Bømlo. In 2007 I moved to Bergen because of studies, and I still live here with my son, Benjamin.
I graduated as an illustrator from Norges Kreative Høyskole (NKH) in the spring of 2009, and now I run my own little company, called HELdesign.
Creativity has always been a huge part of me and I´ve been drawing my whole life. I work in various mediums, both traditionally (pencils, colored pencils, pastels, acrylics, oils, watercolors etc) and digitally (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Corel Draw etc).
I´m also a self taught crochet designer and offer various patterns, both for sale and for free. I love teaching my passion for crochet, which have resulted in crochet classes and YouTube Videos. I´m also a blogger/contributor on Tusen Ideer, the #1 hobby- and crafts blog in Norway.
Weaving and macramé are the recent additions to my many passions, and even though I really didn´t have time for any more hobbies they
didn´t care about that.
I´m also an illustrator/designer of Englatroll, a Norwegian clothing line for children, founded by Janne Nerheim. So far we´ve launched two collections, and the third is under production.
Everything mentioned above is done in my free time. During the day I work in sales and design at a commercial/advertisement firm.
The frase «If only the day had more hours» is something that runs through my mind all the time!
I always have 20 projects going on at once (and no, it doesn´t help trying to tell me to slow down), and I rarely leave the house without my pencil, sketchbook and crochet hook in my bag.
I hope you´ve enjoyed your stay on my website.
Please feel free to come back and visit any time!