Studio Sofia Pusa
2 – october – 2021
Talk at WLGD Festival
Sofia was invited to give a talk at We Love Graphic Design festival in Copenhagen. She talked about the inspiration and process behind her design projects using Dante’s Divine Comedy as an allegory for the creative process. Sofia was part of an amazing group of speakers together with Mads Berg, Ulrike Rausch, Mikkel Lemvig and Wilfrid Wood.

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30 – april – 2021
Adobe Live
Sofia was invited by Adobe to have a chat with them about entrepreneurship, creativity and her winding path to becoming a designer. The livestream was broadcast on Behance and YouTube Live but it’s available for replay on the link below. 

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Adobe Live
8 – february – 2020
Vuoden Huiput 2019 Jury
Sofia Pusa was honoured to be part of the jury at the Best of Finnish Advertising and Design Competition (Vuoden Huiput), Finland’s most significant creative design competition. She was judging in the publication category in a very good company with a bunch of talented creatives.

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Vuoden Huiput
11 – november – 2019
The Design Kids Interview
Sofia chatted with The Design Kids about how she developed her style as an illustrator, her typical working day and the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur among other things.

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The Design Kids
5 – june – 2019
New Agent in the US
Sofia is 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
Sofia’s 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
Sofia’s 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 1992 and today they have become an international recognition of creative excellence.

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

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Communication Arts
11 – april – 2019
Vuo­den Hui­put - Best Finnish
Cre­at­ive Design
Sofia’s 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
Sofia’s 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
Sofia is now represented by the wonderful Napa Agency as an illustrator. Check out the link below to see her illustration portfolio and read the interview.

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Napa Agency
9 – MAY – 2017
ADC Silver Cube Winner
Sofia’s creation, in collaboration with the photographer Atte Tanner, 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
Sofia’s 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 was Finland, so Sofia chose swan, the national bird of Finland, as the illustration topic. There’s also a bigger story about tolerance and empathy behind the illustration.

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 Helsingin Messukeskus