How I became an Illustrator?
After high school I studied art in a small Northern town called Tornio. I loved living there – surrounded by the nature and peers. (Of course in Finland the nature is always near.) The school provided top notch tools for creating art, animations, graphic design, photography etc. I did my practical training at Prague based animation studio and learned screenwriting and puppet making too.
I didn’t become an illustrator immediately after school. Before this entrepreneurship I worked about ten years in advertising business as an Art Director. At the year 2013, after having my second child, I decided to focus my career for illustrations – one of the best choices I’ve ever made.
Working as a full time illustrator makes me so happy and hopefully my illustrations reflects that joy. With the help of my work experience I can easily spot the big picture, manage schedules and get the job done.