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Øivind Hovland is an experienced freelance illustrator with a long list of international clients, covering a broad range of media, including:
The Financial Times, Leo Burnett, The Independent, The Sunday Telegraph, The Spectator, Time Out London, Time Out Chicago, Metro Newspaper, Random House, Radio Times, The Evening Standard, American Lawyer Magazine, Shaller London, Aviva, HMRC, Esquire Magazine, Bloomsbury Publishing, Global Trade Review, CAFOD, Olive Magazine, Instore Buyer Magazine, 7x7 Magazine, Haymarket Media Group, Computer Arts, HR Magazine, Newsquest Magazine, Rogers Communications, Facility and Management Magazine, Nursing Standard, Aftenposten, Gyldendal Publishing, Pearson Media, Circus Advertising, Extreme Group Advertising, Attitude Magazine, The BBC, The Daily Mail, PC Pro Magazine, Resurgence & Ecologist, Bergens Tidende, Accounting and Business Magazine, Public Finance Magazine, Vårt Land, Penge og Privatøkonomi Magazine, Fysioterapeuten, Vi Forældre Magazine, Dagbladet, Quill & Quire Magazine, Alma Books, Det Norske Samlaget Publishing, Kapital Magazine, Morgenbladet, Universitas, The Danish Association of Visual Artists and The University of Oslo.
To Øivind, illustration is about storytelling: ‘Even if you only have one small image at your disposal, a story can still be told. And that, in a nutshell is my aim, to tell a story using whatever means I have’.
He is the author of two illustrated books, published by Tabella, and his work has been short-listed for The Serco Award, Best Norwegian Newspaper Illustrator, IMAGES and the Nationwide Mercury Prize Art Exhibition. In 2011 Øivind's work was included in the prestigious 'Illustrators Unlimited' published by Gestalten.
Øivind is represented in the UK by NB Illustration.