Hi! I'm Maija Hurme, an illustrator, writer and journalist. I create children's picture books, non-fiction books and editorial illustration. At the moment I work as a visual journalist at the national broadcasting company Yle (but I take commissions for 2024). I mainly work in Finnish and Swedish, but I am fluent in English as well.
A wide range of subjects interest me, and I enjoy creating illustration that open up complex issues and make them understandable.
As a children's book creator I am specialised in depicting children – the important details and emotions that encircle childhood.
Lately I have started trying out animation in my own, personal projects, and a light animation is possible even to commissioned illustrations.
Schildts & Söderströms, Finland
S&S Publishing, Finland
Etana Editions, Finland
Lasten keskus, Finland
Otava Publishing, Finland
Bonnier Carlsen, Sweden
Olika förlag, Sweden
Vombat förlag, Sweden
Hufvudstadsbladet (newspaper), City of Heinola, Kulturfonden, Early Childhood Education Teachers' Union of Finland