Majken Enequist

Majken (Sneek 1987) is a Frisian-Swedish illustrator based in Utrecht. She creates atmospheric illustrations for children ages 4 through 100 that depict themes of loneliness, mental well-being and the search for yourself in a fairy tale-like manner. Her work is notable for its strong use of color and dynamic compositions. Majken is inspired by personal stories, people and nature, Scandinavian culture, folk music and psychological themes such as connection, loneliness, and (mental) well-being.

In addition to being an independent illustrator, Majken is also an Art Coach for beginning illustrators and art students. In 2011, she graduated as a visual arts and design teacher from Academy Minerva and has since been designing birth announcements, creating murals, and teaching creative workshops to children and adults.

Majken likes to work very intuitively, this gives her work an unpolished character. While training at Venster Academy, in addition to the power of sketching and researching, she rediscovered the joy of writing. She enjoys writing poetry and short stories.

Insta: @majken_enequist_art



Hello, Goodbye

This story is set in late summer on a Utrecht canal and can only be told in pictures.


A childhood memory about an overwhelming sense of nothingness.

Other work

De wachter_winter