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Hi! I am Mari, a creative professional, living in Oulu, Finland. Creativity in its various forms is a passion and a way of life for me. I am always looking for the best possible solutions, customer needs above. Understanding human behavior creates the basis for design process. I have spent much of my career in health technology as a product and usability designer.

In addition to design work, I make visual art as well as illustrations using various techniques. Making art takes me to whole new worlds and is a big part of my well-being. In art, I am inspired by the human mind, the society and nature. 



My design work is always based on a strong understanding of the user and the customer need´s.

In addition to design work, my passion is making visual art and illustrations, using various techniques.

 In art, I am inspired by the human mind, the society and nature. In design, the human and its needs always starts the process, and is in the center from idea to the product.

In free time, I spend time in nature with my family and our dog. In the dark evenings of northern Finland, the best things in life are wool socks, a corner of a sofa and a huge cup of coffee. In the spring times, you might find me from cross-country skiing tracks. When the right inspiration strikes, I may also renovate our hundred-year-old house.

At the moment, I am open mainly for commissioned artwork.


Master of Arts and Design

University of Lapland


Artisan in product design and manufacture

Oulu Vocational College


Industrial, UX and Graphic designer, Usability expert

Monidor Oy


Illustrator and Designer

Mrs. Santa Claus Finland Oy

  • Creating and editing visual materials with Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, etc.)
  • Prototyping and designing with InVision and Adobe XD. 3D-modeling (Creo, SolidWorks, Fusion 360)
  • Keyshot rendering software
  • Ability to produce functional and aesthetic designs and graphics based on client and user needs.
  • Ability to plan, execute and report usability studies and tests
  • Ability to produce visual and written marketing materials from brochures to roll-ups and exhibition furniture
  • Social media marketing
  • Knowledge of materials (especially plastics and wood) and manufacturing methods
  • Fluent written and spoken English 

Book illustration

Illustrations for the book: Maria Burrow, Mindfulnesseläin (Basam Books, 2021)


Syöte National park, Visitor Centre

Visual Art and design exhibition

Jan and february 2023

Muhos, Cultur house Koivu & Tähti

Visual Art exhibition

january 2023, timing clarified later

Kempele library, shopping center zeppelin

Visual Art exhibition

May 2022

Upcoming exhibitions!

Cultural Centre Valve cafeteria, Oulu

Visual Art exhibition

august 2023
Other achievements


Counter Device – EP3454923. Monidor Oy Date of publication: 20.03.2019.


Competitive sports, Cheerleading

6 Finnish Championships medals, in Northern Lights Cheerleaders, Oulu, Finland


European Championships 2nd place in mixed team series, in Northern Lights Cheerleaders, Oulu Finland


Napero-Finlandia, writing competition

Honorable mention, best book


Oulu, Finland