Hello,

 
 
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I am an illustrator, surface designer and children’s 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. Starting with hand drawn or ink painted elements, I complete the final illustrations and surface pattern designs digitally. My work blends playful shapes with the colours affected by the Nordic light conditions. All taken with a spoonful of humour. I believe that illustrations and objects made with care and playfulness will light up our curiosity.

In the past 10 years, I have been working for the likes of Hakola Furniture Company, WSOY, Fisher-Price Ltd., Thames&Hudson, Design Museum Helsinki, Helsinki Design Week, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Paperchase. All my work has a unique tongue-in-cheek style.

I come from a creative family - interior designer mother, furniture designer father - and I’m an alumnus of both the Fine Art Academy of Hungary as well as the Aalto University in Helsinki.

In addition to working as an independent designer, I am part of Etana Editions, a curious mix of an independent picture book publisher and a design studio.

I create work of various scale from commercial to non-profit, develop design concepts for print, exhibitions and events. If you want to work with me or have a question, please do not hesitate to contact! 

 

Selected clients

Hakola Furniture Company, Etana Editions, WSOY, Fisher-Price Ltd., Thames&Hudson, Design Museum Helsinki, Habitare, Helsinki Design Week, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Paperchase Products Ltd., Come to Finland Publishing Ab Oy.

 

Children’s books by me:

It’s Snowing, Lupo! (orig.title: Lunta sataa, Lupo!, in collaboration with Marika Maijala) WSOY, 2012
Little Big Story About Tomorrow (orig.title: Pieni suuri tarina huomisesta) WSOY, 2013
Topi’s Sooty day (orig.title: Topin nokinenäpäivä, in collaboration with Marika Maijala) WSOY, 2014
One More (orig.title: Yksi vielä) Etana Editions, 2014
Pop Soon at Home (orig.title: Pop pian kotona, in collaboration with Jenni Erkintalo) Etana Editions, 2015
Pop doodles (orig.title: Pop puuhaa, in collaboration with Jenni Erkintalo) Etana Editions, 2015
A House Around the Corner (orig.title: Talo kulman takana, in collaboration with Jenni Erkintalo) Etana Editions, 2016
Little Big Story About Friendship (orig.title: Pieni suuri tarina ystävyydestä) Etana Editions, 2017
Little Big Story About Christmas (orig.title: Pieni suuri farina joulusta) Etana Editions, 2018
• My Friends the Trees (orig.title: Ystäväni puu) Etana Editions, 2019

Awards

2018 Onnimanni Award - Etana Editions, for promoting children’s literature
2017 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award -Etana Editions
2017 Mikkelin 11. kuvitustriennale - selected works
2017 The Most Beautiful Books of the Year 2016
2017 The Most Beautiful Books of the Year 2016
2016 The Most Beautiful Books of the Year 2015
2015 The White Ravens
2015 The Most Beautiful Books of the Year 2014
2013 The Most Beautiful Books of the Year 2012
2011 The Most Beautiful Books of the Year 2010
2006 Selected work at Illustrators Exhibition - Bologna Children’s Book Fair