Story behind the maker.
It always seems so difficult to tell about yourself. Well, I'm a freshly graduated Performance Costume Master from Edinburgh College of Art. I was born and raised in Helsinki, the fantastic and lively city in the country where summers are warm and days are long but the winters… oh the winters are darker and colder than you can imagine. That is Finland. The most important things I learnt from home were to always be honest, do your best in whatever you set your mind to and work hard.
I have been fascinated by costumes, clothing and fashion since a child. After studying sewing, pattern drafting and fashion for a while I decided to emphasize the last two years of my undergrad degree on costume design. It is by far the most fascinating form of creating garments. In Edinburgh I feel I finally got the chance to take my skills further.
I know they say the best costumes are the ones which the audience does not notice, but I think it's the ones that bring something more to the experience. It might be something that you can’t point out with a finger but it is there and elevates it all to the next level.
2015 Master of Arts; Performance Costume. Edinburgh College of Art: University of Edinburgh.
2013 Bachelor of Design; Fashion and Clothing. Savonia UAS: Kuopio Academy of Design. Finland.
2009 Dressmaker. Helsinki Vocational College. Finland.
2015Wardrobe Assistant, Traces (by Les 7 Doigts de la Main) Edinburgh Fringe, UKAssistant Costume Designer, The Family Portrait (Dir. Kelly Holmes). Edinburgh, UK
2014-2015Seamstress, Dress Shop Bella. Helsinki, Finland
2013Costume Designer, The 8-ball Premier Event at Kuvakukko Cinema. Kuopio, Finland
2013/3/4 - 2013/17/5The Finnish National Theatre (work placement). Helsinki, Finland.
2012Costume Designer. The Snow Queen. Kuopio Music Centre. Kuopio, Finland.
2011/4/15 - 2011/6/24Tammenranta Open Air Theatre, costume assistant. Vehmasmäki, Finland.
2010/6/1 - 2010/7/202OR+ BY YAT (work placement) Helsinki, Finland.
2009/4/1 - 2009/5/82008/9/29 - 2008/11/21Artistiasu Oy (work placement) Kerava, Finland.