I am an illustrator, pattern designer and a picture book author based in Helsinki, Finland. Driven by a constant fascination with modularity, I am inspired by colour combinations and patterns found in our surroundings. My work blends playful shapes with the colours affected by the Nordic light conditions. All taken with a spoonful of humour.
A wide range of my unique surface designs are available that can be used across a variety of products for the home decor, fashion and stationery markets. My pattern collection is best recognisable by it’s unique colour combinations, clear elements and playfulness. The inspiration for these patterns can be found in everyday objects, nature and are rooted in an imaginary world.
For further information on available designs or commissions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 2005, I have been working with illustration and children’s culture in various forms. My illustrations combine playfulness and curious characters, often flat shapes and compact colours. Whether a wall mural or a commercial illustration colours play a big role. Finding a fresh and unique colour way for the project is a starting point in my work.
Upside Down World
Storycubes Interactive Installation
MAKI Minimag Illustration
"These illustrations are injections of energy..."
— Savon Sanomat
My first book was a collaborative adventure and it was published in 2011 in Finland. Since then 9 other books have followed. Some of these picture books have been published in various languages, Polish, Korean, Chinese, Spanish amongst them. I’m a visual storyteller, and find it important to leave space for the reader to ponder and think. I believe that picture books can tackle even the most difficult topics too. As such, they are both for kids as well as for adults.