Siiri Väisänen

Siiri Väisänen is a Finnish illustrator and graphic designer currently based in England. Her style is colorful and textured showing an appreciation for simplicity and geometric shapes. She is inspired by Scandinavian folk art and her interest is in editorial and book illustration as well as in animation. In an article on Makers Movement she says this about her biggest challenge:

“Being consistent! I tend to have creative periods when I am constantly making something and have multiple projects to work on. Then I have times that I feel like not doing much at all and only do little things at a time. I think the tough part has been to accept it and be chill about it. Not doing much stresses me out, and that’s not good for creativity. It’s good to remember that you can’t create amazing things all the time, and that it’s okay to have a little time off. I has also been important to learn to do and create things that I like to make, not something that I think others would like me to make. Even as an illustrator and working with clients it is important to keep your own vision and stay true to yourself. It’s not always so easy, and I still have a lot to learn.”

More of her work can be viewed on her blog, Instagram and Behance.

Images: Courtesy of Siiri Väisänen.

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