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Netta Lehtola

Greetings! I am Netta (b. 1996), an illustrator and graphic designer originally from Turku, but currently residing in Helsinki. I began illustrating children's literature during my graphic design studies and have since illustrated several books, as well as worked in the gaming industry on graphics and UI design. As an illustrator, I am currently inspired by old picture books, folk art, retro posters, and nature.

The first book I illustrated, 'Kettujuttuja' (WSOY, 2019), was a nominee for the Finlandia Junior literary prize. Some of my later books have also been nominated for the Runeberg Junior and Arvid Lydecken Awards. My illustrated books have been translated into multiple languages, including Korean, Danish, and Ukrainian.

My working languages are Finnish and English

I love creating expressive illustrations that resonate with the viewer. My strength lies in characters, but I also enjoy capturing strong and emotional atmospheres. I primarily work digitally, but I often strive to emulate traditional paintings and their textures.
My experience lies in book design, but I'm interested in all manner of projects!

WSOY, Passion Planner, S&S, Karisto, Autismiliitto, Vegaaniliitto