I’m Ilona, a Finnish illustrator, based in Helsinki, Finland. My illustration style includes creating organic shapes, vibrant color combinations and lively pattern surfaces and they have enriched articles and stories both in books and magazines. I also have illustrated textiles, wallpapers, posters and vinyl covers. I have created characters called Kinkmoles (fin.Sykkyrämyyrä) and they appear in my work every now and then. They are my babies.
When not working, I hoard and plant different kind of plant seeds and nurture them. This passion for greenery is translated in my work. I am also part of two street art collectives called Multicoloured Dreams and G-rex and my work can be seen in various parts of Finland and abroad e.g Netherlands.
Aalto University, School of Art, Design & Architecture // MA, Visual Communication Design // 2014-
Lahti Institute of Design // BA, Graphic Design // 2007 - 2011