About

I am Leena Kisonen and I'm a graphic artist based in Helsinki, Finland. I work in the mix of illustration, design and art. 
I create work for print and digital, textiles, packaging and products. Sometimes my creations also take over spaces and climb on walls and windows. 
My style can be described as a blend of delicious candy colors,
playful shapes and big smiles. I've developed my craft over the years, drawing inspiration especially from Nordic simplicity, Japanese aesthetics and folk arts. I create all my works by combining paper cut with digital processing. This gives my work its unique and warm handmade feel.
I've been lucky enough to have worked with clients around the world.
My clientele includes Minna Parikka, BluePrint and Institut Finlandais among others. My work has also won many clients in Japan, where I've collaborated with Isetan, Epos Card and many more.
You can find the most recent updates and news about my work on  my Facebook page and on Instagram.
If you want to work with me, have a question or just want to say hello, please do not hesitate to get in touch!
Selected Clients
Isetan, Minna Parikka, BluePrint, Bruce Mau Design, Kauniste, 
Institut Finlandais, Blinks, SwissQuote, Epos Card, Kippis, Golden Bear, 
3331 Arts Chiyoda, Le Monde Diplomatique, ThermoMug, Miltton,
Édition Paumes, Leivonen, Ingman
Features
Kauniste – Unique textiles from Finland
Genkosha, Tokyo, 2015
Finnish Designers at Home – 12 Inspiring Lifestyles
PIE Books, Tokyo, 2015
Finland Yum-Yum Kitchens
Édition Paumes, Tokyo, 2014
Le Monde Diplomatique: In 50 Comics um die Welt
Reprodukt, Berlin, 2010
Worldwide Graphic Design – Scandinavia
Feierabend Verlag OHG, Mannheim, 2009
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