Marina Ritwall is a freelance artist who works in many fields, including theater, film, dance and advertising. She was educated at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts (Stockholms Dramatiska Högskola; formerly Dramatiska Institutet). She has worked for GöteborgsOperan on a number of occasions; Northern (de)Lights is her first design commission for the Opera.
Among her numerous design commissions for other stages are the dance productions Better People, Pink Promises and Within Reasonable Limits by choreographer Malin Hellkvist-Sellén of Vischan Danskonst. Other design and makeup design commissions include the films Shed No Tears, KonTiki, Blondie, Stockholm East and Balls; productions of 5boys.com, The Trial and Carmen for the Backa Theatre; productions of Night Rider, Turister and Bort från Stockport for the Göteborg City Theatre; makeup for the 2005 Nobel Banquet; and productions including The Jungle Book, When Harry Met Sally and Jösses flickor for the Stockholm City Theater.