Sofia Pusa
5 – june – 2019
New Agent in the US
Really happy to share that Im now represented by Fillin Global for illustration and animation projects in the US. Fillin Global is a contemporary artist agency based in New York City with family members spanning the globe.

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Fillin Global
4 – june – 2019
3x3 Illustration Show Merit Winner
Excited to let you know that my illustrations for the Wild Mushroom Cookbook won the Merit Award in the Illustration Annual No. 16, Professional Show. 3x3 Illustration Show is considered to be one of the top three international shows for illustration and the international panel of judges are some of the top design directors, art directors, graphic designers, editors and illustrators working today.

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3x3 Show
15 – april – 2019
Winner in the Applied Arts Design Awards
My book design for the Wild Mushroom Cookbook was selected as a winner in the 2019 Applied Arts Design Awards in the category of complete book design. Applied Arts Magazine launched the Applied Arts Awards in Canada in 1992and today they have become an international recognition of creative excellence.

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Applied Arts Awards
13 – april – 2019
Interview in Communication Arts
I got interviewed by Communication Arts Magazine for their weekly online column Fresh. In the interview I share my own creative journey and influences behind my work.

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Communication Arts
11 – april – 2019
Vuo­den Hui­put - Best Finnish
Cre­at­ive Design
I was honored to find out that my book design for the Wild Mushroom Cookbook received a silver award at the Best of Finnish Advertising and Design (Vuoden Huiput) Competition. Grafia’s non-profit Vuoden Huiput is Finland’s most significant creative design competition, which was founded by designers themselves in 1980. The annual event aims to raise the quality of design, strengthen creativity and originality and to promote designers expertise.

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Vuoden Huiput
13 – mARCH – 2019
Beautiful Book Prize 2018
My book design for the Wild Mushroom Cookbook was selected as one of The Most Beautiful Books of the Year 2018 in Finland: “This is a delightfully anarchic approach on the theme of a common cookbook.” The Most Beautiful Books of the Year have been chosen in Finland annually since 1947 and the collection is on display every year in Finland and abroad in international festivals and competitions.

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Finnish Book Art Committee
28 – june – 2017
New Talent in the Napa Agency
Really happy to announce that as an illustrator I’m now represented by the wonderful Napa Agency. Check out the link below to see my illustration portfolio and read my interview.

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Napa Agency
9 – MAY – 2017
ADC Silver Cube Winner
Our creation Karkkikauppa.wtf is the winner of a 2017 ADC Silver Cube Award from The One Club, in the category of Design. The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world and the awards were presented during Creative Week in New York.

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ADC Awards
7 – APRIL – 2017
Helsinki Book Fair Winner
My swan illustration won the campaign picture competition organized by Helsinki Book Fair, the largest book event in Finland. In honour of the Finland 100 centenary the theme of the book fair will be Finland, so I chose swan, the national bird of Finland, as my illustration topic. There’s also a bigger story about tolerance and empathy behind the illustration.

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 Helsingin Messukeskus
25 – JANUARY – 2017
Interview with Ballpitmag
The Ballpitmag guys asked me some questions about my work and life. Check out the link below to see the feature and read the whole interview.

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Ballpitmag
25 – JULY – 2016
Semifinalist in the ADA Awards
My project The Nose is an official Semifinalist in the 2016 Adobe Design Achievement Awards. I created the book cover design and illustrations for The Nose by Nikolai Gogol. The Nose is a satirical short story written between 1835 and 1836. It tells a story of a St. Petersburg official whose nose leaves his face and develops a life of it’s own.

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Adobe Design Awards
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