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My practice

In my practice I focus on the power of representation and how choices in images effect how we understand the world. I also see first-hand embodied experience as meaningful for both image making and audience engagement.

Visually, I make references to both historical and contemporary visual cultures. Unexpected and insightful connections are made in the process. 

 

My illustrations are influenced by the visual language of visual novels and animation. I pay a lot of attention to colors and how different combinations emotionally affect the audience. 

I also have several years of art direction experience. I have developed practices in order to meet people with experiences of marginalisation in a dignifying manner.

Read my thesis to find out more.

 

These practices influence how I engage with all collaborators and audiences. Processes respect people's boundaries and are open to everybody's experiences and opinions.

Collaborators are invited to a four-part process:

1 Mapping Objectives

2 Research and Outlines

3 Execution of Design

4 Final Product

Contact

LOCATION

Helsinki, Finland


LANGUAGES

Finnish / Swedish  / English  / German

Curriculum Vitae

SKILLS

Art Direction

Graphic Design

Illustration

Animation

Writing

Teaching

EDUCATION


MASTER OF ARTS

2023
Aalto-university
Major: Visual Communication Design
Additional studies: Communication and Media (University of Helsinki
)

BACHELOR OF ARTS

2017
Aalto-university
Major: Visual Communication Design
Minor: Aesthetics (University of Helsinki)

WORK


FREELANCE DESIGNER AND ILLUSTRATOR

2014–

SELECTED CLIENTS: Image, Kosmos*, Uniarts Helsinki, Q-teatteri, Förlaget, Otava, Grafia, Tidskriften Astra, Tulva, Libero, Myllyhoitoyhditys

ART DIRECTOR

2014–2021
Tidskriften Astra

FREELANCE WRITER

2017–

SELECTED CLIENTS: Grafia Magazine, Zelda Zine, Astra Magazine

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER

2023

Aalto University

2018

Tölö Gymnasium

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

VUODEN HUIPUT: A RISING TALENT (Grafia)

2022
Recognition as a creative on the rise

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOKS: FINALIST (The Finnish Book Art Committee)

2022
Lopun aikoja book cover

 

VUODEN HUIPUT: YOUNG CREATIVES, SHORTLIST (Grafia)

2018
Baltic Circle 2017 Catalogue

QUALITY MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR (Ministry of Education and Culture)

2016
Tidskriften Astra

QUALITY MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR (Kultti)

2015
Tidskriften Astra

EXHIBITIONS

MIKKELI'S 13th ILLUSTRATION TRIENNAL

Group Exhibition

2023

GRANTS

GRAFIA GRANT

Grant for publishing project

2023

POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY


BOARD MEMBER

2019-2021
Grafia – Association of Visual Communication Designers in Finland

CHAIRPERSON

2013–2014
GRRR – Subject Association of Visual Communication Designers in Aalto University

JURIES

MIKKELIS'S 12th ILLUSTRATION TRIENNAL

Jury member

2020

GRAFIA GRANT

Board member

2019

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