Me Naiset 03/2021
This illustration we made together with photographer Mikko Hannula for an article about the future of textile industry, written by Virpi Salmi. At the moment most of the clothes are made of polyester = plastic = oil, or cotton which is not the most ecological either. In the future clothes can be made of wood, and the whole textile cycle and recycling hopefully will work better than at the moment.For this illustration we used syrup as oil, cotton flowers and sawdust to show what materials clothes can be made of. I really enjoyed making this one :), also the layout.

Me Naiset 37/2021
This article by Virpi Salmi is about alcohol problems, when does it get to a problem, and how to get or not get professional help for that. The idea of the illustration was this little bit shaking feeling of being drunken. The photos were taken by Tuomas Kolehmainen on a light table in Sanoma studio. Later I used them by using multiply layers.

Me Naiset 5/2021
This article written by Moona Laakso is about phenomena called BII = Breast Implant Illness, which several people with breast implants are suffering. I made the illustration, photos were taken by Piia Arnould.

Me Naiset 37/2020
This article by Virpi Salmi is about addictive horoscopes. We had a brainstorm with photographer Mikko Hannula about the illustration, and decided to try something new for us. I painted everything with colours which are shining only in uv light. Luckily it worked out very well also in photos, specially online – in print the colours got a bit weaker. I have to say that this is one of my top 5 work assignments. I loved to have my hands on real stuff :). Watch the pictures bigger in here.

Me Naiset 33/2020
This article by Jenni Kleemola is about Finnish health care. People who have money can have easier access to private health care, while others with less money have more difficulties to get time for doctor. Sometimes one has to choose between food and teeth. I made the illustration by using modeling clay and transparent foil which was great fun. The photos were taken by Anna Huovinen in Sanoma studio. In layout I decided to use different colour in the little stories by our readers. See the pictures closer here.

Me Naiset 12/2020
This article is about woman going to driving school again at 40´s, with lot of fears. My colleague Essi Myllyoja has written the article, I did the illustration and layout for it and Juha Salminen and I took the photos. This was lot of fun! The whole article you can read here, and also see a small stop motion animation I made for it here. Big thanks also for my friend Jenni, who borrowed these pink gloves for us, and all the kids who gave the cars :).

Me Naiset 33/2020
This article by Virpi Salmi is about online fleamarkets and how people make call offs, or just disappear from already made deals. I made the illustration with imaginary conversations around sold objects. Images from Shutterstock.

Me Naiset 17/2020
This article by Virpi Salmi is about the forecast of Finland, when the birthrate is going so much down, that soon we have only old people around and no kids, or very few only. In the illustration I wanted to make it dramatic by cutting the kids of from the pictures. Luckily the forecasts can also fail, and the future might be brighter. Original pictures are from Getty Images, photographed by Piia Arnould.

Me Naiset 06/2020
This article is about the field of care, including nursery, child care, elderly care etc. The field is in crisis in Finland, because there is a lack of labor force since the salary, circumstances and valuation of the field is not so good. Very often these workers are women. We made the images for the article together with photographer Tuomas Kolehmainen by transillumination on light table. The article is written by Virpi Salmi. You can read the full article here.

Me Naiset 14/2020
I made the visuals and layout for this Virpi Salmi’s article about why women don’t study maths. Photos were taken by Ninna Lindström and Riina Peuhu.

Me Naiset 17/2021
This article written by Kaisa Viljanen is about antidepressants – in good and bad – specially that it might be difficult to stop using them because of side effects. I made the visuals, photos by Tuomas Kolehmainen.

Me Naiset 36/2020
I made the visuals and drawings for an article by Maria Jyrkäs about hunting happiness. Photos were taken by Piia Arnould in Sanoma studio.

Me Naiset 24/2020
This article by Virpi Salmi is about how the X Generation failed in many ways, by celebrating life without much duties, while Millenials try to safe the world which the Boomers built for us. The photo collage I made by collecting the icons of X-Generation from Finland and world. I am myself also one the last ones of X Generation, born in the end of 1979, so this task was also personally “touching” for me ;), and specially fun and nostalgic!

Me Naiset 01/2020
This article’s illustration we made together with Kaisa Viljanen (text) and Tuomas Kolehmainen (photos). Kaisa and me carried our bio waste bags and rotten foods from home for the photos. The article is about how much people throw away food, which could have been still edible, if stored right and planned well. You can read the full article here.

Me Naiset 35/2019
I made this illustration to article about hunting an good quality second hand black sweater, but also in a bigger scale textile and clothing industry. Text by Jenni Kleemola, photos by Mikko Hannula. Read the full story here.

Me Naiset 31/2019
I build up the small sceneries for Barbie’s 60th Birthday party. Read the full story here.

Me Naiset 43/2019
This illustration was a bit spooky. I made it to article about True Crime, written by Virpi Salmi. Original photos from Shutterstock.

 

Me Naiset 22/2021
This article written by Sanna Kajander-Ruuth, is about exhibitionists and dickpics, and women’s (usually girls) experience about them. We made the visuals together with photographer Mikko Hannula.

Me Naiset 23/2021
This article by Mari Uusivirta is about 101 books, written by a woman, which everyone should read. I made the illustration with collage technique. Original photos from Sanoma archive, Lehtikuva, MVPhotos and Shutterstock

Me Naiset 9/2021
This article written by Kaisa Viljanen is about rebellious women from myths and nowadays, who did not fit into the mold of a gentle woman.

Me Naiset 10/2021
This article written by Virpi Salmi is about Finnish tennis culture, where women and girls are leaving, because of equality problems. I made the illustration and layout for it. Original images from Getty Images and Shutterstock.

Me Naiset 19/2020
This article written by Heidi Heino is about “Black Swans”, unexpected events which changed the world. I made the illustration and layout for it. Original images from Shutterstock.

Me Naiset 45/2019
I this illustration for article about reality tv people in Finland. Text by Virpi Salmi. Original photos by Sanoma and Shutterstock.

Me Naiset 13/2020
This article is about new coming of traditional Finnish folk culture, like national dresses and dancing. The article is written by Heidi Heino, photos by Panu Pälviä, Juha Salminen and #tuunaamunperinne Instagram.

Me Naiset 50/2019
This layout I made for Virpi Salmi’s article about group dynamics and work relationships.

Me Naiset 42/2019
This layout I made for a feature story about Instagram “gurus” written by Virpi Salmi.

Me Naiset 25/2020
This article written by Virpi Salmi is about Finnish women’s clothing myths and expectations, about how one should dress and how not. This has of course created lot of bad self confidence since history, but hopefully in the future everyone can dress how ever they feel the best themselves. Images  from Getty Images, speaking bubbles and layout by me.

Me Naiset 32/2019
I made the starting headline and layout for the feature article about Collage Club Helsinki. Photos by Susanna Kekkonen.