Hello, this is Carl Papworth speaking...


…and in 1987 I was born in Umeå, northern Sweden. Today I’m occupied mostly with graphic design, illustration, text and web. After two years of Foundationary Art School in Umeå I took my bachelor (2011) at  HDK – School of Arts and Crafts in Gothenburg. Since then I’ve had my one man business, freelancing both towards In 2014 I worked half-time at NorrlandsOperan, the opera house in Umeå, producing over 200 graphical objects during the year when Umeå was Capital of Culture in Europe. Besides shapes and colours I like: Malin (my wife); Cooking (food); kendo (sport); Bill & Dag (my children); Video Games (old & new); talkradio (podcasts) and much more.




Sliperiet (Umeå Universitet)

2017.05.09 –  ongoing

Employed by the hour, graphic designer, 15%

Arkitekthögskolan Umeå

2017.02.27 –  ongoing


RISE (Research Institute of Sweden)

2017.10.01 –  ongoing

Employed by the hour, graphic designer, 25%

Paragrafisk form

2011.02.01 –  ongoing

Own freelancing business: Graphic design- & web


2014.01.20 – 2014.12.31

Graphic designer, 50%

Raket Reklambyrå

2011.06.20 – 2011.08.07

Work Practice graphic designer


2010.11.01 – 2010.12.01

Work Practice



Here’s a selection of partners for whom I’ve freelanced (third party customers) with Paragrafisk form:




Högskolan för Design och -Konsthantverk (HDK)

2008 – 2011

University, Design program, Bachelor course

Umeå Konstskola

2006 – 2008

One year foundation course + One year expansion course


2003 – 2006

College, Arts & Crafts


1994 – 2003

Elementary school, years 1-9