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About

Hi there! I′m a freelance illustrator living in Lahti, Finland. I have been working as a multidisciplionary visual artist since the dawn of the millennium.

I′m available for freelance work.
E-mail me for commissions, collaborations & whatnot:
AnssiVaalio (at) gmail.com



CV

Stuff I′ve done
Illustrations
Selected clients.
  • Sony Finland
  • Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation
  • Lahti City Library
  • SaferGlobe Finland
  • Finnish School Sport Federation
  • Lahti Symphony Orchestra
  • Finnish Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry

  • Illustrations for magazines:

  • Image
  • Pirkka
  • Auto Bild Suomi
  • ITViikko
  • Yhteishyvä

  • Books
  • Zombailijan pelikirja

    Co-creator and colorist. Published by Johnny Kniga 2017. Check out the demo.

  • Pasila

    Animations adaptated to comics. Published by Helsinki-kirjat 2010.


  • Comics
    Selected work.
  • Olivia
  • Kemin sarjakuvakeskus 2007, Oliviacomics.com 2010-2012, Turun ylioppilaslehti 2011. Archive available at Facebook.

  • Atea: Matkalla
  • Comic coloring for Atea internal communications. 2011-2014.

  • Anssi-san
  • Peliasema 2000, Pelit 2001-2007.

  • Jiiperi
  • JiiPee 2000-2006.

  • Taavi
  • Ilta-Sanomat, kuukauden kotimainen 12/2004.



    Graphic Design
    Selected clients.
  • Sanoma Magazines Finland (Auto Bild Suomi, Pelit, Peliasema)
  • FILI - Finnish Literature Exchange
  • Finnish Aids Council
  • SaferGlobe Finland
  • Lahti Academic Library
  • The Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation
  • City of Helsinki Culture and Leisure

  • Awards and Grants
  • Arts Promotion Centre Finland

    Working Grant. 2018.

  • Award for wall mural concept

    Taideakseli - art installations competition for City of Lahti. 2018. Article in ESS (Fin).

  • Arts Promotion Centre Finland

    Working Grant. 2015.

  • The Finnish Comic Professionals

    Working Grant. 2014.

  • Honorary award

    Kemi Arctic Comics Competition 2007 (Kemin sarjakuvakeskus)

  • The Finnish Comic Professionals

    Working Grant. 2007.

  • 2nd prize

    Sarjis 2004 - a national competition to make comics for children (Egmont & Sarjakuvantekijät ry)



  • Education
  • Bachelor of Culture and Arts
  • Service Design. South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences. 2016-

  • Library and Information Science
  • Vocational Qualification. Salpaus Further Education. 2010-2012

  • Design and Visual Communications
  • Vocational Qualification. Lahti School of Arts and Crafts. 1998-2001