About me

I’m a freelance illustrator, artist and graphic designer from Helsinki, Finland. I create art with versatile traditional, digital and mixed techniques for both print and digital media.

I’ve done illustrations and visual design professionally since 2013, and I mainly focus on fantasy and children’s books. Clients include: Minerva Publishing Ltd, Aurinko Kustannus, Mythopoeic Press, Otavamedia, The Finnish Newspapers Association, Infinite Discs, Walking Tree Publishers, Graphite magazine, Panoply Media and Atthis Arts. Read the full list of publications I’ve worked with.

I have two academic degrees on arts and culture: I studied philosophy and aesthetics at Helsinki Uni­versity and graphic design at Helsinki Metropolia UAS. I wrote my bachelor’s thesis on illustrated maps in fantasy literature. It’s in Finnish and published on Theseus: Kartan rooli ja ulkoasu fantasiakirjallisuudessa.

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Contact me via email: ulla.thynell@gmail.com