I play - joy of colors, shapes and new ideas

My name is Kukka-Maria Kiuru and I'm a Creative, Art Director, Visual Designer and Artist creating creative ideas, illustrations and multisensory experiences by play. I also do mentoring, give talks and host Creative Play Workshops for adults and various groups. I believe play feeds creativity, creates joy and leads to better creative solutions.

In my work I create concepts, creative marketing solutions, bring up ideas and play with physical and digital material to create new innovative methods for creating visual designs. I also write and draw comics and characters. Joy and curiosity drives me forward. Spreading good energy and kindness through my work is important. Power of play is incredible.

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. CV and agency work portfolio will be send upon request.

Let's play - Leikki on liekki!

Selected Interviews: Around Journal, Radio Helsinki & Helsingin Sanomat Nyt-liite

Selected Talks: Helsinki Design Week Pecha Kucha, Helsinki 2018, Aalto University lectures, Helsinki 2018 and 2017, Pictoplasma Character Forum Pecha Kucha, Berlin 2015

I've played for example with: Veikkaus, Elisa, Miltton, Aalto University, Hei Schools, Business Finland and Vuoden Huiput -festival.

For creative consultancy, talks or 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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