I was born and raised in Helsinki, Finland. I was exposed to many wonderful Nordic artists, children’s book author and illustrator Tove Jansson as one of my all-time favorites. At seventeen years old, I moved to the States to study and practice illustration. Currently I reside in South Philadelphia with many plants and cats to draw from.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration, University of the Arts


I once received a grant which allowed me to spend a month alone in Amsterdam touring every art museum, notable town, and sketching out all the inspiring things I saw on the way (my self-authored book Midnight Murder is based on this trip).