Kati Närhi
Underwriting Ecosystems


Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
I was asked to make an illustration to Resources, which is published by Resources For The Future (an independent, nonprofit research institution in Washington, DC). The article was titled "Underwriting Ecosystems: Using Insurance Policies to Conserve Nature". It's an article that explores how we place value on the natural world, be it financial or something more intangible.

How was the illustration used:
Published in Resources Magazine Issue 205 (fall 2020), both print and online.

How did you make this work:
I created the illustration with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. I also made some brush strokes with ink and scanned them to capture the storm in the background.

Commissioner Name :
James Round
Commissioner Company :
Resources for the Future
Commissioned for:
Resources for the Future

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Kati Närhi is an illustrator and cartoonist from Helsinki, Finland. She graduated from The Aalto University in Helsinki in 2001, majoring in graphic design. Her work is featured in books, magazines and websites, and she also enjoys designing characters and patterns. Her clients include The City of Helsinki, Tammi Publishers and WSOY, UN Women Finland and Red Nose day Finland.