All images are © Valpuri Karinen 2017

Who?

Finnish freelance illustrator and designer based in Lahti, Finland.
Contact me at valppa@hotmail.com for collaborations and illustration work.
Member of The Finnish Illustrators Association (Kuvittajat Ry)

facebook: Valpuri Karinen illustration
LinkedIn: valpuri-kerttula-62399577/

Education

  • BA Hons Illustration, Edinburgh College of Art / Scotland / 2012 - 2016
  • Media assistant: Graphic Design, Vocational Degree at Koulutuskeskus Salpaus / Finland / 2009 - 2011
  • Gardener, Vocational Degree at Keuda Mäntsälä / Finland / 2007 - 2009

Clients

  • Sanoma Pro Oy / publisher
  • A-Lehdet Oy / publisher of Viherpiha garden magazine
  • Ivy Kids (Quarto) / children's book publisher
  • She is Fierce / young women's magazine
  • Kahvila Kispi / cafe
  • Fuzzystar / indie music band
  • Kahvila Kispi / cafe at a sports centre
  • The List UK / cultural events magazine
  • Other / creative agency
  • Physical Impossibility / cult film zine
  • Matchbox Cineclub / cult film screening events
  • PAS Scotland / Planning Aid Scotland
  • Canvas / Art magazine
  • Eevan Hunajaa / beekeeper and honey maker

Publications

  • Hallonbåt 3-4, SanomaPro Oy 2017 / primary school textbook
  • The List UK / magazine cover and illustrations
  • Viherpiha garden magazine / editorial illustrations
Work Experience
  • Freelance Illustrator / Finland and Scotland / 2014 - Present
  • Garden blogger, A-lehdet Oy, Viherpiha garden magazine / Finland and Scotland / 2015 - 2016
  • Freelance journalist, A-lehdet Oy, Viherpiha garden magazine / Finland / 2011 - 2016
  • Summer journalist, A-lehdet Oy, Viherpiha garden magazine / Finland / June 2012 - August 2012

    Skills
  • Photoshop, InDesign, Adobe Illustrator
  • Photography
  • Social media

Exhibitions

  • D&AD New Blood, The Newman Brewery / London / July 2016
  • Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art / Edinburgh / May-June 2016
  • Edinburgh Student Arts Festival: Botanist portraits / Gayfield Creative Spaces / Edinburgh / 2016
  • Filmhouse Edinburgh: French Film Festival UK / Edinburgh / 2015
  • The Red Door Gallery: "I Saw in Edinburgh" / Edinburgh / 2015
  • Edinburgh Student Arts Festival: Commontongue Collective / Edinburgh / 2015
  • Filmhouse Edinburgh: French Film festival UK / Edinburgh / 2014
  • Filmhouse Edinburgh: Portraits of Italian Cinema / Edinburgh / 2014
  • Italian Institute Edinburgh: Portraits of Italian Cinema / Edinburgh / 2014

    Grants
  • Project funding for writing and illustrating a children's book / Finnish illustrators association / 2017
  • Andrew Grant Bequest: research and drawing trip / Lapland / Dec 2015 - Jan 2016
Competitions
  • Runner up, Book cover art competition for "Dogstar" by Jez Campbell / 2015
  • 1st place, Filmhouse cinema and Italian Institute Edinburgh poster competition / 2014
  • 1st place, Finnish National Board of Education (Finland-Russia network) logo design competition / 2011