Gunvor Handmade Illustrations was formed in 2006 in Bergen, which is where Rasmussen was born and bred. Her company consists of both a shop and a design studio. Driven by a lifelong passion for illustrations and educated in visual communication and motion graphics, she knew she wanted to dedicate her career and life to illustrations. “After having my first office in the Bryggen area, I knew this was where I wanted to be based,” she explains. The area’s combined architecture, colours, history and scenery inspire her to create her illustrations. “This makes Bergen and Bryggen look like a fairytale place and a playful ground for humorous illustrations,” she says.