Maja Sten began her education at Konstfack in Stockholm studying Graphic Design and Illustration, and then moving to London where she received an MA in Communication Art And Design from the Royal Collage of Art. Since then she has been a dedicated freelance illustrator, applying her colourful approach to advertisements, magazines, wallpaper, packaging, and pattern design. She has also been known to work in three dimensions, with clients such as Svenskt Tenn and the Korean design company Millimetermilligram.
In recent years she has worked with public art projects for a kindergarden and a an elementary school, both in Stockholm. Her work is often based on a fascination for flora and fauna.