Mikael Sjömilla lives with his family in a house outside Stockholm and works as an illustrator, designer, photographer and lecturer. Mikael has many exhibitions behind him and has won both gold and silver in "Stage poster of the year". He also signs for Kamratposten and Ottar.
For OLIKA, Mikael has illustrated the books about Vilma and Loppan.
"I like to communicate. When I'm out lecturing I meet people and get direct feedback, with the picture book I get to imagine you as the reader. Both things have their advantages."