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 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.

«One of my favourite places, lost in a drawing»

I´ve contributed as an illustrator/designer for 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!

Hege 🙂



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