I play - Joy of materials, colors and shapes!

I'm a Visual Designer and Artist creating visuals, illustrations and multisensory experiences by play. I also host Creative Play Workshops for professionals and for various groups. I believe play increases creativity and leads to better creative solutions.

I play with physical (food, light, pigments, textures) and digital (vector graphics, 3D, photos, softwares) materials to create new innovative methods for creating visual designs. I also write and draw comics and characters. Joy and curiosity drives me forward.

My professional background is in art direction and graphic design in visual communication and marketing. I have Master of Arts degree from University of Lapland 2007 and I am Pictoplasma Academy Alumni 2014, a master class of character design, Berlin. I'm an author and illustrator of A Hundred Thousand Knots and Blue Boots®. For more detailed information, please visit my LinkedIn profile.

Let's Play!

Interviews: Around Journal & Helsingin Sanomat Nyt-liite

Selected Talks: Helsinki Design Week Pecha Kucha 2018, Aalto University lecture, Helsinki 2017, Pictoplasma Character Forum Pecha Kucha, Berlin 2015, Nordisk Visuell Kommunikation Meeting, Helsinki 2014


I'm available for commissions, projects and workshops.
Please, contact me by email or phone.

Email kukka {at} kukkamariakiuru.com

Phone +358 40 833 4920

Instagram kukkamariakiuru

LinkedIn profile

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