Personal Portfolio: JIRKAVINSE.COM

Behance Portfolio


© Jirka Väätäinen

A selection of Uni work:

3rd Year

D&AD student awards 2012, Illustration:

An original cover illustration for Little White Lies magazine, depicting the main character of the movie Black Swan.

Digital Compositing/Digital Illustration

D&AD student awards 2012, Advertising:

An identity and a TV spot designed to brand and to launch a new over 60’s channel for Channel4.

FRAME4 from Jirka Vaatainen on Vimeo.


2nd Year

The brief here 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 made in After Effects:

Untitled from Jirka Vaatainen on Vimeo.


Text, sequence and interaction: We were asked to use a piece of string to represent a story of our choice. I chose to do my project based on the film Black Swan. To give it context, I decided to make it into a promotional billboard for the film.


Visualising Data: Creating a system that visualises a set of data of our choice, and shows the relevant relationships between the information. The system that I designed is called the ReadyToWear Colour Finder.

It is an interactive flash piece designed for web, a system you can use to find designer garments in your choice of colour, by your choice of designer, and even in your choice of collection.

The system along with more information can be found in this post


32 Responses to “Portfolio”

  1. Paivi Says:

    T-shirt and tits are my favourites of these!

  2. kathiepie Says:

    You’re so talented!!!

  3. Simon King Says:

    You are quite a talented designer/illustrator! Very impressive work with a unique view and interpretation. Would love to work with you on a project someday!

  4. jessica Says:

    love your style! goegeous pieces of work that are bold and emotionally/mentally/visually strike.

  5. You are so Goodddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd!!!! I am not lying…I am saying this from my heart…You are simply TALENTED…

  6. Kaity Says:

    I’m completely and utterly impressed. I’m an author and if I ever get my books published by a major publisher I’ll be writing to you for a cover design!

  7. chloe garcia Says:

    as a fellow artist i am absolutely amazed by your work, you have chosen a great field of study! art is hard work even if you have done it your whole life! absolutely stunning! keep up the work, you are going places! i’ll probably be keeping up on this blog for a while 🙂 I could not do what you do and you have certainly blended modern technology with classical art! Ps. love the bauhaus-its one of my favorite genre of art.

  8. Sergio Says:

    I like the visual, is very interesting.

  9. Jennifer Says:

    You are incredibly talented! I’m amazed by your work. Can’t wait to see more!

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  11. You’re amazing!!!
    I wish I can be like you, I can draw but not as good as you can. And your designs are unique and interesting!
    Keep up the great work. I love looking at your blog! ^_^

    I’m so happy i found your site, it’s like my dream to become an artist is alive again!

  12. Bear Bum Says:

    Randomley came across your site!! Bew me away with your creativity!! Inspring stuff! 🙂

  13. Gyula C Says:

    Ver tus trabajos de ilustracion fue una aventura fantastica!! muy Hermoso trabajo!! Felicidades!!

  14. Mei Says:

    I simply love the T-shirt design… If i see this in the store, no doubt i would buy it without any second thoughts… You are so talented… 🙂

  15. Anna Says:

    Hi Jirka! How are you? I absolutely adore all your work. I think you are very talented and have a great future ahead of you.

    This is a funny coincidence, but I used to study at Bournemouth University 10 years ago!!! I graduated with a Hotel Management degree. I live in Dubrovnik, Croatia now and am finally realising my dream by purchasing my first hotel.

    I am really into design right now and that is how i came across your site. I love your work and i guess my question is what kind of work you do? Do you do website design? I love your pictures and would love for you to come over to Dubrovnik to take pictures of my hotel and create an amazing website for it….this place is really lacking in progressive talented people like you!!!

    I hope to hear from you soon and we could discuss everything in greater detail.


    • jirkavinse Says:

      Hi Anna! I am busy but good thanks 🙂 I have designed websites in the past, but just the look and the lay out – I can’t do the actual coding part. I am fascinated by the project, though! Feel free to email me at if you want to discuss this further 🙂

  16. clichej Says:

    Just ran across your work being displayed on and wanted to reiterate how truly fantastic your work is! Especially the work you did with the Princess characters, others have tried to re create them in the past but, you have indeed out done them all! Your other pieces are equally amazing and i look forward to seeing more of your work in the future!

  17. Chelsea Says:

    Your re creations of the Disney princesses was wonderful! I wish I could have seen Cinderella and belle dressed in their ball gowns!

  18. canette Says:

    can you do more pics of jasmine from aladdin…? THEY ARE AMAZING PHENOMENAL SO COOL!!!!

  19. MeoGW Says:

    Wow! You’re AMAZING! This helped me to know what things I’m going to be doing in Uni since I’m going to take Graphic Design aswell. I realised I still have a lot to learn and so much to improve on art. Thank you so much and your art is beautiful! I’m very impressed! 😀

  20. Dave Blakey Says:

    If I were to hire you to design an album cover for a record, what kind of money are we talking?

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