Satu Kettunen (New)

Satu Kettunen (b. 1979) is a Helsinki based illustrator. She has two degrees from Aalto University, from programmes of Art Education, and Fashion Design as well. She started her career as a fashion illustrator, and has been doing illustrations since 2008. She’s also illustrated five picture books, the first of which won the Rudolf Koivu Prize in 2015 and the second of which was nominated for the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Award. Satu is also a member of the street art collective called Multicoloured Dreams.

Satu’s illustration style is best known for its clear and composed colour schemes, and in her art she mixes both drawing and painting, as well as paper collage techniques. She’s a precise, sharp and witty illustrator. Satu is a pleasure to work with and that’s proven by her many several-year-long relationships with many clients such as Helsingin Sanomat, Meidän Perhe, SEK & Grey and The Trade Union of Education in Finland (OAJ).

Specialty: Character design, gentle humour, fashion, family with children, animals, watercolour illustartions, editorial illustration, murals, children’s book illustration & book covers

Instagram: satu_kettunen

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