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Martta-Kaisa Virta

I'm Ma-Ka, 40 years old. I have been working as an illustrator since 2012. I'm not very good at telling people about myself without asking questions, so if you're interested please send me a message.
I am currently doing magazine illustrations for Kirkko ja magazine for the third year for the opinion page. I receive the opinion text every other Wednesday and send the finished illustration to the editor on Thursday. Quick schedules are my strong point. I also often have several ideas to choose from, depending on the subject matter.
I also do a monthly illustration for Mondo travel magazine, and I'm currently drawing 4000 symbols for a communication app by autumn 2023.
As a counterbalance, I'm working on my comic which is a heavy and slow work, something I'm a bit of an amateur at.
I love all kinds of drawing and I like to paint big with acrylic.
I live in Berlin for thirteen years, and I have two lovely kids. My husband is also a Finnish artist.

I already have many years of experience in magazine illustrations. I have also been praised for my imagination.
I do my illustrations by hand, drawing in ink on paper, but I like to vary the colouring according to the commission, either from fully digital colouring to watercolour colouring.
I use Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator as software.
I speak German, English and Finnish.

Puhetulkit Jutuksi Oy, Finland
Auslandsgesellschaft Sachsen-Anhalt e.V. Germany
Kirkko ja Kaupunki magazine, Helsinki
Mondo travelling magazine, Finland
Suomi-koulujen tuki ry, Finland
Polle-Kinder comic magazine, Germany
Minikustannus Oy, Helsinki, Finland
KAVI, Media Literacy School, Helsinki, Finland
Ministry for Foreign affairs Finland Together with Isobar Agency, Helsinki, Finland
Salon du Livre Jeunesse 2016, Evreux, France
Psykologi magazine, Finland
Journalisti magazine, Finland
Local newspaper Paimio-Piikkiö-Sauvo, Finland
H2Ö-festival, Turku, Finland
Arkkitehtitoimisto Petri Pussinen Oy, Tampere, Finland
Lux Helsinki, Helsinki (Light Art festival in Helsinki)

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