Hi! I'm Vesa Lehtimäki, illustrator, occasional photographer and graphic designer. Helsinki, Finland. As an illustrator I prefer the field of journalism, editorial and portraits. Never said no to an occasional advertorial illustration either but they are fairly rare these days. I have always worked as a freelancer with breaks as a magazine designer and AD. I accept fast assignments and ones with more time to spend – I have never run out of time. Finnish and English.
As an illustrator my work has an emphasis on editorial illustrations and portraits. I call them portraits but some may call them caricatures. I’ve had a weekly portrait spot in Suomen Kuvalehti magazine since 2004. I've done some adverts in the past as well.
As a photographer I operate in a small niche of toy photography under the alias Avanaut. Clients for those projects come outside of Finland.
As an illustrator: Suomen Kuvalehti, Yliopisto, Journalisti, Helsingin Sanomat among others
As a photographer: Disney, Lego, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Hasbro, Funko, Playmobil, Warner Brothers
As a Designer: Aula & Co, Docendo