It’s not always easy.
This illustration was made for and first published in a group exhibition in Soul Illustration Fair 2018 curated by Insu Lee.
This is an editorial illustration I did for Gasetti magazine for an article about the future of emission free transportation. The brilliant art direction was done by Nora Kolari.
2018 was the year I got interested in portraits.
I tried to implement as many features of the portrayed people as I could by referring to the hobbies of each individual and then bringing them both together around their common interest - music.
This is a self-initiated project.
It’s been called the middle-age crisis, or the one about existentialism. Anyways, we’ve probably all been there at one point or another.
This one is my interpretation of the subject. Like I guess many of us at some point, I felt that I’ve been just rushing my life forward without ever stepping off the paved path to actually have a look at what life has to offer. The constant browsing of social media not really helping the issue.
This is a cover design, illustration and handmade typography project for Metsä Board Magazine. Art direction was done by Hanna Kinnunen at Miltton and the special printing on Silver Cover paper at Markprint.
The best coffee shop in the planet, Good Life Coffee, asked me to design an enamel mug for them.
I stirred in some elements of both, city and camping life together with their famous tag line Avoid Bad Life to make a wrap-around illustration that will hopefully be fit for all your adventurous purposes.
As long as they last, get yours from Good Life Coffee Webshop.
All the product photos are by Emalco.
My advice for you.
(Officially not based on any self-learned situations)
This one is a self-initiated project about the magical feeling you might come across during those long nights around finnish midsummer.
Cover illustration for Telia’s Childrens Advisory Board research. Kids in primary school were asked to imagine the future of our technology, and I got to illustrate some of those (brilliant) ideas into one cover illustration.
This is an illustration for IMAGE magazine about the buffet eating culture of our times, where nothing is enough.
Art directed by Anna-Mari Tenhunen.
This stands here just as an example of digital doodles I sometimes post to my Instagram account.
It’s a magical chicken. Very rare.
Poster designed for Good Life Coffee.
During 2014 we had a group exhibition called Avara Luonto together with Joonas Rinta-Kanto and Jonna Uhrman.
Avara Luonto is a legendary finnish television program that features high quality nature documentaries from around the world.
This illustration was one of the pieces I made for the exhibition.
Editorial illustration for Chydenius magazine for an article about the digitalisation of our health care services. A cropped version of the full spread illustration was also used as a cover.
This is a big one. The illustration was used as a Tintamarresque wall on a campaign by Helen and Helsinki Zoo. The final size of the wall was 4 meters wide and 3 meters tall.
Mandarina Duck asked me and three other illustrators (LOULOU & TUMMIE, MUXXI and PIERPE) to customize their iconic utility back pack. We each got to pick one major capital of the world as our theme and then illustrate the back pack accordinly.
Can you guess which city I chose?
Once every three years, there is Mikkelin Kuvitustriennale - the Illustration Triennale of Mikkeli. And once every three years I manage to miss the application deadline.
So I decided to arrange my own, called The Imaginary Illustration Triennale of Mikkeli - Mikkelin Mielikuvitustriennale.
During 2016-2018 I got to illustrate a calendar page for IMAGE magazine. The page was about the current affairs of the upcoming month written in hand-made typography and often surrounded by an abstract(ish) illustration.
These four are a selected example of the illustrations featured on the page.
An illustration for a 2 x 2 meters tintamarresque wall for Fazer company’s christmas party.
Art directed by Hanna Kinnunen at Miltton.
Logo character design for a finnish job search service - JobRobo. This guy was designed to personalize the often inanimate feeling of job searching.
A record cover design for a great Bergen based band called Herr Nilsson.
One of my favourite bands Panssarijuna released their third album in the autumn of 2017 and I got to design the covers for it.
Style wise this differs a bit from my other illustrations, yet I’m really happy with the outcome.
Local tennis club wanted to have tennis related t-shirt design without actually portraying the game of tennis.
This is a portrait of young Björn Borg.
Every once in a while I travel to our summer cottage for a few weeks to get away from all the city hassle.
This is an illustration I made during one of those trips.
Handmade typography. This one is a quote from a song called “Brutus” by one of my all time favourite bands - Damn Seagulls.
We’ve been working together with the nice people of FatCloth for already several pocket squares during the years.
This is a project I did together with the good people of Boutique.
I designed the visuals, including characters and the wizards at Boutique did the rest.
The animation is about the benefits of age restrictions in movies and television series.
During 2014 I belonged to a London based illustration co-op called PUCK. This piece was done for our promotional newspaper.
Hand-made typography poster asking what George Lazenby would do.
If you’re not familiar with George Lazenby’s history he is a living example of the phrase “Fake it ‘till you make it”.
His wikipedia page offers several stories of how for example he ended up in the James Bond role.
Gösta Sundqvist (1957-2003) was one the most important finnish musicians. When listening to his music in the autumn of 2013 I suddenly realised it’s been exactly 10 years since his death, and no one seemed to pay any attention to that. So I made this small portrait illustration of him to commemorate his passing.
Once I listened to Alexia’s “Summer is crazy” for too long, and started drawing things like these.
This is a selected collection of some of my older illustrations. It includes some personal projects, magazine and book covers as well as an ad campaign illustration for Heinz. Precious stuff and good memories!