I am a Helsinki-based sketchnoter, illustrator, comics creator and editor-in-chief.

My sketchnotes are visual notes taken at talks. I also create informative illustrations to summarise information, speed portraits, timelapse video illustrations, hand lettering and regular illustrations.

I have often worked on societal issues as well as science communication. My degree is in Sociology and Development Studies from the University of Sussex (UK).

My comics are about documentary subjects, history and autobiography. I also work part-time as the editor-in-chief of Sarjainfo, Finland's comics culture magazine at the Finnish Comics Society.

Sketchnotes, informative illustrations, comics, and portraits. Societal and other themes.

Accenture, Artova Film Festival, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Blue Ribbon Foundation, Central Union for Child Welfare, Diak, European Youth Forum, Ekvalita, Empirix.no, City of Espoo, The Federation of Foreign Language Teachers in Finland, Felm, Fingo, Finnish Illustration Association, Finnish Institute in London, Finnish Language Teachers’ Union, Finnish National Agency for Education, Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation, Finnish Real Estate Federation, Finnish Sauna Society, Goethe-Institut, Gofore, Great Place to Work, The Guarantee Foundation, Helsinki-info, Helsinki City Museum, City of Helsinki, Helsingin Sanomat Foundation, Helsinki University, Huawei, Innofactor, Iso Numero, Jamk University of Applied Sciences, Journalist Support Fund, City of Järvenpää, Jyväskylä University, Kansan Uutiset, Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Kehys, Kultti, Kuohu, LUT University, The Martha Association, Miltton, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, MTV News, News Media Finland, Non-discrimination ombudsman, Nursing Research Foundation, People’s Archives, Police University College, Pores, Preventiimi, React Finland, Roche, Sign Salad, Stadin AO, Unicef Finland, Statistics Finland, Taaleri, Tampere University, City of Tampere, Tapaus, Turku University of Applied Sciences, UN Women, City of Vantaa, Visit Finland, WeAll, WSOY, Yhteishyvä, Yliopisto magazine, private persons.

"Much to our joy, Aino illustrated our five-year-strategy, and we are extremely delighted with her works. ... I recommend Aino, her expertise and her touch to assignments from the bottom of my heart!"

-Jaana Hirsikangas, executive director, UN Women Finland

"Aino has made several illustrations and sketchnotes for us. We always come back to her when we need something fresh and touching, and never once have we been disappointed. Aino has an exceptional understanding and a skill for finding the essential in subjects. I warmly recommend Aino, as long as she still has time for us, too!"

Juuli Hurskainen, director, communications, The Central Union for Child Welfare

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