Ninni Kairisalo


Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
This piece tries to capture one aspect of a specific type of isolation during the pandemic. It is based on my own subjective experience of working in solitude, that I was lucky enough to have. The image is about how the meaning of simple objects and artifacts grow in importance, and the need to come up with ways in which to turn the mundane surroundings into something out of the ordinary.

How was the illustration used:
This is personal work, and intended to be used as a portfolio piece.

How did you make this work:
This work was made with brush and ink on cold pressed water color paper. I used my own office space as reference material.

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Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Graphic Design, Bachelor of Culture and Arts
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Currently Based:
Helsinki, Finland

Ninni Kairisalo is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer from Helsinki, Finland. She has a bachelor’s degree in graphic design, more than ten years of experience and has worked with clients ranging from private commissioners to large organizations. She has created illustrations for magazines and books, for book and record covers, and for event marketing materials among others.