Ilona Partanen (b.1986) is a Helsinki-based illustrator and graphic designer. She graduated from the Lahti Institute of Design and Fine Arts as a graphic designer in 2011 and is currently studying a Master’s Degree at Aalto University. She mainly operates with gouache, ink and computer techniques in her illustrations. Her style is characterized mainly by strong color intensity, pattern surfaces and strong contrasts. In her illustrations you can see playful organic shapes, mischievous characters, dream worlds and the rhythm of lines. In addition to making illustrations Ilona is a part of Multicoloured Dreams street art collective and G-REX street art guild. Her illustrations have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Finland and abroad e.g. in London and Slovenia. She also makes designs to to license (ask for a link to the material firstname.lastname@example.org).
Specialty: pattern design, children’s book illustration, character illustration, editorial illustration, traditional illustration styles, mural painting