Hello! I’m Juha, a designer and an illustrator from Finland. This is a small showcase of my work.

Illustration

Personal projects and actual client work in no particular order. As cheesy as it sounds I try to convey happiness through everything I create, and vibrant colours and dynamic compositions play a big role in my character-driven illustrations. If I can make even one person smile I consider my work successful. When possible I also like to fill my images with obscure references that probably no-one but me will ever understand. I work mainly digitally and do all my illustrations on Procreate.

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Koodiluola
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Life is a superfluid
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The Origin of Life
Nope Girl
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Poikain huone
Jinouga Gunner
Bambi
Ruosniemen naamoja
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Graphic Design

Album cover design and poster work. I used to practice music for many years before I went down the design path. I don't really play much anymore but I now try to keep the hobby even somewhat alive through music related projects. Illustrations play a strong role in my graphic design work too, and I think I'm at my best when I can combine visual narratives with actual products to create something that's both functional and captivating.

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Tiernapojat Content for Web
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Branding and Digital Design

For the past three years I've worked as a designer at Redandblue. We do branding and digital products for a huge variety of clients. Read more from our page redandblue.fi

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Instagram

I'm pretty unsocial on social media in general, but I try to use Instagram. My feed mainly consists of drawings of goofy characters and photos of dog poop signs, so if either of those is your thing look no further!

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🐵 juha@juhakoivusalo.com

🙈 Instagram

🙉 Redandblue

I'm currently renovating this whole portfolio site of mine so this page acts as a temporary showcase until I finish the other pages. The old pages are still up and running in the background, I just don't direct anyone there anymore. Except here, this link takes you there. Tell no-one.