Øivind Hovland is an experienced freelance illustrator with a long list of international clients, covering a broad range of media, including:
The Independent, Sunday Telegraph, Time Out Magazine, Random House, Radio Times, HMRC, Esquire Magazine, 7x7 Magazine, Haymarket Media Group, Rogers Communications, Facility and Management Magazine, Gyldendal Publishing, Pearson Media, Circus Advertising, Extreme Group Advertising, Attitude Magazine, The BBC, The Daily Mail, PC Pro Magazine, Zoot Magazine, Bergens Tidende, Accounting and Business Magazine, Public Finance Magazine, Penge og Privatøkonomi Magazine, Vi Forældre Magazine, Dagbladet, Quill & Quire Magazine, Ikon Images, Alma Books, Lexus Books, Intellect Ltd, Bristol Review of Books, Det Norske Samlaget Publishing, Kapital Magazine, Campaign Flame Records, The Good Ski Guide, Onboard Magazine, ReNew Magazine, Alberta Venture, Magma Magazine, Arena Magazine, Sykepleien Magazine, Morgenbladet, Universitas, Bulaja Animation, Compass - International Film Festival, 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 IMAGES and the Nationwide Mercury Prize Art Exhibition. Øivind has been featured in the upcoming illustration manual 'Illustration Unlimited' Published by Gestalten, and his screen prints can be seen in various exhibitions all over the UK.
In 2011 Øivind worked as assistant lecturer in BA/Hon Illustration at UWIC in Cardiff, Wales.