Racetrack audience in Marika Maijala's RUUSUN MATKA (Etana Editions 2018).

Racetrack audience in Marika Maijala's RUUSUN MATKA (Etana Editions 2018).

I love the characters in my stories as well as in the other stories I illustrate. I see people around me living their lives, playing, laughing, getting lost, trying to get along with each other, just like I do as well, and try to put some of that in my drawings. Emotions are my biggest inspiration.

 Travel companions in the carpet design for OODI, new central library of Helsinki (2018).

Travel companions in the carpet design for OODI, new central library of Helsinki (2018).

 Filippa and her friends – book series for Etana Editions 2015–.

Filippa and her friends – book series for Etana Editions 2015–.

 Million billion Santa Clauses in Hiroko Motai's MILJOONA BILJOONA JOULUPUKKIA (Schildts&Söderströms 2014).

Million billion Santa Clauses in Hiroko Motai's MILJOONA BILJOONA JOULUPUKKIA (Schildts&Söderströms 2014).

 A sad shopkeeper. Unpublished personal work.

A sad shopkeeper. Unpublished personal work.

 Unpublished personal elephant.

Unpublished personal elephant.

 Passengers in cars in Marika Maijala's RUUSUN MATKA (Etana Editions 2018).

Passengers in cars in Marika Maijala's RUUSUN MATKA (Etana Editions 2018).

 Santa brings presents in Hiroko Motai's MILJOONA BILJOONA JOULUPUKKIA (Schildts&Söderströms 2014).

Santa brings presents in Hiroko Motai's MILJOONA BILJOONA JOULUPUKKIA (Schildts&Söderströms 2014).

 Filippa is upset in Juha Virta's and Marika Maijala's PIANO KARKAA – THE PIANO (Etana Editions 2015.)

Filippa is upset in Juha Virta's and Marika Maijala's PIANO KARKAA – THE PIANO (Etana Editions 2015.)

 Kettu, Litti and family in Miikka Pörsti's KAIKKIEN JUHLA (Tammi 2016).

Kettu, Litti and family in Miikka Pörsti's KAIKKIEN JUHLA (Tammi 2016).

 Pilka eats snow in Réka Király's and Marika Maijala's LUNTA SATAA, LUPO! (WSOY 2012).

Pilka eats snow in Réka Király's and Marika Maijala's LUNTA SATAA, LUPO! (WSOY 2012).

 Stretching in Aron Rosen's and Riley Watts' WHERE'S YOUR CREATIVITY? (Tate Publishing 2017).

Stretching in Aron Rosen's and Riley Watts' WHERE'S YOUR CREATIVITY? (Tate Publishing 2017).

 Monkeys with treasure. Unpublished personal work.

Monkeys with treasure. Unpublished personal work.

 Passengers on trains in Marika Maijala's RUUSUN MATKA (Etana Editions 2018).

Passengers on trains in Marika Maijala's RUUSUN MATKA (Etana Editions 2018).

 A character fond of shoes in Aron Rosen's and Riley Watts' WHERE'S YOUR CREATIVITY? (Tate Publishing 2017).

A character fond of shoes in Aron Rosen's and Riley Watts' WHERE'S YOUR CREATIVITY? (Tate Publishing 2017).

 Some happy kids with their presents in Hiroko Motai's MILJOONA BILJOONA JOULUPUKKIA (Schildts&Söderströms 2014).

Some happy kids with their presents in Hiroko Motai's MILJOONA BILJOONA JOULUPUKKIA (Schildts&Söderströms 2014).

 Three guys. Unpublished personal work.

Three guys. Unpublished personal work.

 Tower boy. Unpublished personal work.

Tower boy. Unpublished personal work.

 Reclining tiger cat. Unpublished personal work.

Reclining tiger cat. Unpublished personal work.

 A circus pony in Marika Maijala's RUUSUN MATKA (Etana Editions 2018).

A circus pony in Marika Maijala's RUUSUN MATKA (Etana Editions 2018).

 Sailor girl. Unpublished personal work.

Sailor girl. Unpublished personal work.

 Warm gloves&pullover in Aron Rosen's and Riley Watts' WHERE'S YOUR CREATIVITY? (Tate Publishing 2017).

Warm gloves&pullover in Aron Rosen's and Riley Watts' WHERE'S YOUR CREATIVITY? (Tate Publishing 2017).

 Tower boy. Unpublished personal work.

Tower boy. Unpublished personal work.

 Kaja wishes for a friendship in Tove Pierrou's HONUNGSMJÖLK FÖR TRE (Natur&Kultur 2016).

Kaja wishes for a friendship in Tove Pierrou's HONUNGSMJÖLK FÖR TRE (Natur&Kultur 2016).

 Ferry driver follows his heart in my unpublished story.

Ferry driver follows his heart in my unpublished story.

 Portrait of a man in a red hat. Unpublished personal work.

Portrait of a man in a red hat. Unpublished personal work.

 Mr Jargon makes a correction in Kettu's shirt in Miikka Pörsti's KAIKKIEN JUHLA (Tammi 2016).

Mr Jargon makes a correction in Kettu's shirt in Miikka Pörsti's KAIKKIEN JUHLA (Tammi 2016).

 Boy with a bubble gum. Unpublished personal work.

Boy with a bubble gum. Unpublished personal work.

 Filippa is no more upset in Juha Virta's and Marika Maijala's PIANO KARKAA – THE PIANO (Etana Editions 2015.)

Filippa is no more upset in Juha Virta's and Marika Maijala's PIANO KARKAA – THE PIANO (Etana Editions 2015.)

 A fox in Hiroko Motai's Hiroko Motai's MILJOONA BILJOONA JOULUPUKKIA (Schildts&Söderströms 2014).

A fox in Hiroko Motai's Hiroko Motai's MILJOONA BILJOONA JOULUPUKKIA (Schildts&Söderströms 2014).

 A playful kitten. Unpublished personal work.

A playful kitten. Unpublished personal work.

 A family for SKANSKA website (Spoon Advertising 2014).

A family for SKANSKA website (Spoon Advertising 2014).

 Carmen drinks honeymilk in Tove Pierrou's HONUNGSMJÖLK FÖR TRE (Natur&Kultur 2016).

Carmen drinks honeymilk in Tove Pierrou's HONUNGSMJÖLK FÖR TRE (Natur&Kultur 2016).

 Rabbit had an idea in Juha Virta's and Marika Maijala's KISSA KATOAA (Etana Editions 2017).

Rabbit had an idea in Juha Virta's and Marika Maijala's KISSA KATOAA (Etana Editions 2017).

 Kaja, Kotte and Carmen in Tove Pierrou's HONUNGSMJÖLK FÖR TRE (Natur&Kultur 2016).

Kaja, Kotte and Carmen in Tove Pierrou's HONUNGSMJÖLK FÖR TRE (Natur&Kultur 2016).

 Forest cat. Unpublished personal work.

Forest cat. Unpublished personal work.

 Livia in Essi Kummu's HARJOITUSPUSUJA (Tammi 2015).

Livia in Essi Kummu's HARJOITUSPUSUJA (Tammi 2015).

 Ballerinas. Unpublsihed personal work.

Ballerinas. Unpublsihed personal work.

 A girl and a cape. Unpublished personal work.

A girl and a cape. Unpublished personal work.

 The Pianist in Juha Virta's and Marika Maijala's PIANO KARKAA – THE PIANO (Etana Editions 2015.)

The Pianist in Juha Virta's and Marika Maijala's PIANO KARKAA – THE PIANO (Etana Editions 2015.)

 Small dragon with a cigar in Hannu Mäkelä's OLIPA KERRAN JA MONTA KERTAA (Paasilinna 2014).

Small dragon with a cigar in Hannu Mäkelä's OLIPA KERRAN JA MONTA KERTAA (Paasilinna 2014).

 Kettu spies behind curtains in Miikka Pörsti's KAIKKIEN JUHLA (Tammi 2016).

Kettu spies behind curtains in Miikka Pörsti's KAIKKIEN JUHLA (Tammi 2016).

 Magician for SKANSKA (Spoon Advertising 2014).

Magician for SKANSKA (Spoon Advertising 2014).

 Boy and Mama. Unpublished personal work.

Boy and Mama. Unpublished personal work.

 Cedric. For unpublished personal story.

Cedric. For unpublished personal story.

 Terrified dog in a car in Marika Maijala's RUUSUN MATKA (Etana Editions 2018).

Terrified dog in a car in Marika Maijala's RUUSUN MATKA (Etana Editions 2018).

 Ruusu (Rosie) in Marika Maijala's RUUSUN MATKA (Etana Editions 2018).

Ruusu (Rosie) in Marika Maijala's RUUSUN MATKA (Etana Editions 2018).

 Miss Pinterst for Spoon Advertising (2014).

Miss Pinterst for Spoon Advertising (2014).

 Forest tale. Unpublished personal work.

Forest tale. Unpublished personal work.

 Elias in spy mask in Essi Kummu's HÄÄTANSSIT (Tammi, comes out in spring 2019).

Elias in spy mask in Essi Kummu's HÄÄTANSSIT (Tammi, comes out in spring 2019).

 Puppy. Unpublished personal work.

Puppy. Unpublished personal work.

 A girl in LOVE. Postcard for Kehvola Design (2015).

A girl in LOVE. Postcard for Kehvola Design (2015).

 Sylvi's long legs for Annantalo exhibition 2009.

Sylvi's long legs for Annantalo exhibition 2009.

 The band Gig Time in Juha Virta's and Marika Maijala's PIANO KARKAA – THE PIANO (Etana Editions 2015.)

The band Gig Time in Juha Virta's and Marika Maijala's PIANO KARKAA – THE PIANO (Etana Editions 2015.)

 A yellow elephant in a blue city. Unpublished personal work.

A yellow elephant in a blue city. Unpublished personal work.