"Illustration for a story about paranoia. There was a part about a man who believed his wife was an alien." Psykologi Magazine, client.
Personal work. "I had just moved across the Atlantic."
"Illustration for a story about the effects of divorce on children." Roosa Hyrske, art director; Voi Hyvin Magazine, client.
"Illustration for a story about single living." Aviva Michaelov, art director; The New York Times, client.
"Illustration about a new organic food market in Helsinki." Teemu Heinilehto, art director; Image Magazine, client.
Personal work. "Bellybuttons are fascinating!"
"Personal work about the perks of working from home."
Duration: I started working as an illustrator in 2007.
Staff: Just me! I’m represented by Anna Goodson Management and Napa Illustrations.
Education: I studied fashion design in The University of Art and Design in Helsinki but left school to concentrate on illustration. I’m learning as I work.
Cultural Influences: I love fashion, especially designers like Jonathan Saunders and Dries van Noten who use a lot of prints. I’m inspired by mid-century illustrators, Japanese woodcuts and artists like Gustav Klimt, Sylvia Sleigh and Marci Washington. Music also inspires me; I wish I could paint a picture as lovely as a Kate Bush song.
Environment: I work from a corner in our living room, mostly after dinner. Working during the night is the best.
Philosophy: Love what you do but don’t stop pushing for something better.