A Film by Jirka Väätäinen

February 25, 2011

Done with another hand-in today.

The brief was to produce a visual interpretation of a narrative text of our choice. Here is my response to the brief in the form of a short film:

Untitled from Jirka Vaatainen on Vimeo.

It was definitely refreshing to be able to experiment with a new medium, step out of my comfort zone and try out my skills within film making.

Black Swan

February 23, 2011

For our latest brief we were told to use a piece of string to represent a story of our choice. I had just recently seen the movie Black Swan and was inspired enough to do my project based on the film. To give it context, I decided to make it into a promotional billboard for the film.

Here is a quick mock up of what it would look like in real life:

Original image from here

Arctic Whale Tours

February 9, 2011

I am working as a freelance Graphic Designer for a Norwegian whale and wildlife safari company.

Here are some selected pieces of work I have completed for them:

Informative brochure to be used for promotional purposes. Comes in eight different languages.

Business Cards:

Thumbnail Web Ad at visitvesterålen.com:

Illustration for a T-shirt to be sold at their souvenir shop:

All work copyright Arctic Whale Tours

I was recently asked to design a business card for a makeup artist by the name of Sarah Harrison. She specialises in film and special effects, so it was important for her that the business card reflected that, and stayed away from the typical girly beauty stereotypes.

As her friend, I would dare to say that she was definitely one of my more challenging clients; she is really strong willed and was really particular with the feel she wanted to have conveyed. But in the end, I believe I managed to capture the essence of her work with this design.