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Elina Puohiniemi

Hi, I'm Elina Puohiniemi, aka elinap (she/her). I make illustrations for textbooks and online trainings, for educators, coaches and authors. I also publish my own books about spiritual growth.

My favorite kind of illustrations are bursting with details that children can explore and always find something new.

I get my inspiration from both the beauty of nature and the human nature. Strengthening children's relationship with nature is close to my heart and I love to spread a joyful, happy attitude towards life.

My working languages are Finnish and English.

Books are my passion! I enjoy each step of the process from sketches to illustrations, designing the layout, and preparing the files for print.

ET Magazine, Parents' Association of Kivistö region KiVa ry, City of Kouvola, The Association of Friends of the University Children's Hospitals, Limor Oy, Maatalouden laskentakeskus, Meidän Suomi Magazine, Partioaitta’s 365-klubi, Project Positive Change, Pulina-Alina, Sari Salo Oy, Finnish Climbing Association, Suomen Latu - The Outdoor Association of Finland, Haltia - the Finnish Nature Centre, City of Vantaa, Äänneloikka Oy

Aerial Publishing
“Working with Elina is a creative’s dream. As a collaborative partner, she is fully present in the creative process, listening intently and offering suggestions that made my children’s book project more impactful, meaningful, and FUN! Her ability to understand the big picture AND notice small details is a gift, while her expertise is much appreciated and admired.”

-Jessica Tudos, Author of Kika the Upside-Down Girl