Napa Agency 15 Years!

Unbelievable – Finland’s first illustration agency, our very own Napa Agency, has reached its joyous teens! On Friday, September 9, 2022, our office was filled with happy party people for the whole day, when the doors remained open, the soap bubble machine blew bubbles, and there was plenty of cake, baklava and drinks offered by our sponsors 🙂

Napa Office team Merkku, Marjo, Maria & Miia

The launch of Napa Tattoo Club, temporary tattoo edition

Founder and agent Marjo Oliva cuts the birthday cake

The last two years have been quiet in the field of festivities, which is why it was the best thing to celebrate 15 years of existence in the form of a big party! It’s been a long time since 2007, when Napa Agency agent Marjo Oliva founded a never-before-seen agency for illustrators in Finland. Over the years, the agency has mentored and represented more than 200 different top illustrators, employed dozens of excellent producers to lead various projects, and served hundreds of different client companies and organizations in Finland and internationally.

Napa Office’s Miia & Maria ready to welcome the guests

The original iconic duo behind NAPA universe: Jenni Rope of Napa Books & Marjo Oliva founder of Napa Agency

Alcohol-free drinks sponsored by Pien

Since the beginning, the agency has been led by the one and only: agent, entrepreneur and Napa Agency’s idea engine Marjo Oliva. This year, she has been awarded The Agent of the Year Award for her merits. If you want to step down memory lane guided by the agent and hear about the establishment, role and meaning of an illustration agency, click on our blog post here.

Napa School collage workshop by Fabu Pires

Napa School collage workshop by Fabu Pires

Napa School collage workshop by Fabu Pires

This wonderful event was worth celebrating! During the evening we presented, among other things, a wonderful slide show of the agency’s 15-year journey. The rest of the birthday program also included more relaxed hanging out and an amazing collage workshop by artist and Napa School instructor, Fabu Pires!

Pursimihenkatu street filled with soap BUBBLES!

Refreshing beers sponsored by Fat Lizard

Napa Temporary Tattoo sleeve in the making

The evening culminated in the Napa Tattoo Party, at the beginning of which the founder of the agency, Marjo Oliva, gave a funny speech, thanking customers and partners, Napa’s great illustrators and Napa Office team members. The Napa Tattoo Club temporary tattoos designed by Napa’s illustrators were also announced at the party and the party guests got to decorate themselves with them! The bravest guests also had the chance to raffle off a perfect tattoo image from Napa’s friend, Impact Tattoo from their “It’s What You Get” gumball machine.

Evening party guests arriving

Party people

Patterns & stamps!

Our great sponsors Kåska, Fat Lizard and Pien were responsible for the day’s beverages. Thank you to our wonderful sponsors, every single party guest and of course our fabulous illustrators! You made the day special, we won’t forget this!

Low alco spritzes & seltzers by Kåska


The party continues…

See the festive photo gallery here.

Napa parties