Jenna Kunnas

Jenna Kunnas (b. 1983) is a Helsinki-based illustrator, graphic designer and pattern designer. She has graduated from the Aalto University in 2015 and has worked as a freelancer for ten years now. Her strong and recognizable line is usually drawn with felt tip pen or pencil. She also uses ink, gouaches and digital techniques to support her original style. Jenna’s style is very abundant and there’s a fun sense of rhythm in her designs – this is particularly seen in her strong and ambitious patterns. Her works are often filled with cranky humor, dreamy atmosphere, or some strange characters. On the other hand she can also nail a realistic human or animal portrait. Previously she has among other things illustrated books for the Finnish book publishing company Otava, and worked as a designer for Finlayson (Finnish textile manufacturer). She also makes designs to license (ask for a link to the material
Specialty: character illustration, nature and animals, pattern design, graphic design, children’s book illustration, realistic images & people

Path of the craft: From sketch to illustration process by Jenna Kunnas (pdf)

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