I'm an illustrator and graphic design artist with 8 years of experience creating whimsical illustrations, patterns and stationery products. I'm also experienced in branding, pattern and print design.
I was born and raised in the lovely town of Pori, which is located in western Finland. After living in Dresden, Germany for a couple of years, we moved to New York City. In the Spring of 2020, we moved with my husband and our daughter back to Pori, Finland.
I graduated as a Bachelor of Art & Design from Novia University of Applied Sciences in Turku, in 2012, where I studied textile and interior design. My graphic design skills are partly self-taught because of my interest in creating digital art and graphics already in my teenage years.
I create my art in my own dedicated workspace in our home. Everyday I'm either drawing, painting or working on my illustration or product design digitally. When I'm not at my workspace, I'm working as a visualist in a clothing department store, spending time with my family, exploring nature, cooking, listening to true crime podcasts or music, working out, sketching or enjoying the company of our extended family and friends.
Ideas for my colorful creations come from my vivid imagination which, I've noticed, doesn't have an off-switch. I'm mostly inspired by vintage photographs, interesting color palettes, movies, music, nature, my childhood and homeland, Finland.
I would describe my style as whimsical, cute, retro-inspired and nordic. When I design, I like to keep it fun and colorful. I think my design aesthetic appeals to kids the most, but I've found that a lot of adults smile of joy when they see my designs as well. Though my favorite color is pink, I like to experiment with all colors and keep my color palettes interesting. I absolutely love working with all kinds of textures in my designs.
If you're interested in my designs, you may contact me for further details on licensing and projects.