about

Hello, I am an illustrator, surface designer and children’s book author based in Helsinki, Finland. What drives my work is a constant fascination by modularity, colour combinations and patterns in our surroundings. I create work of various scale from commercial to non-profit, develop design concepts for print, exhibitions and events. My work blends curious colours with playful shapes, affected by the light conditions of the Nordic countries taken with a spoonful of humour.

In addition to working as an independent designer, I am part of Etana Editions, a mix of an independent picture book publisher and a graphic design studio.

I believe that illustrations and objects made with care and freedom of playfulness, have the possibility and probability to awake in people similar behavior and anew our curiosity.

You can find most resent updates and news on my Instagram.
If you want to work with me or have a question, please do not hesitate to contact!

Contact:
rmkiraly@gmail.com

Children’s books by me:
It’s Snowing, Lupo! (orig.title: Lunta sataa, Lupo!) WSOY, 2012
Little Big Story About Tomorrow (orig.title: Pieni suuri tarina huomisesta) WSOY, 2013
Topi’s Sooty day (orig.title: Topin nokinenäpäivä) WSOY, 2014
One More (orig.title: Yksi vielä) Etana Editions, 2014
Pop Soon at Home (orig.title: Pop pian kotona) Etana Editions, 2015
Pop doodles (orig.title: Pop puuhaa) Etana Editions, 2015
A House Around the Corner (orig.title: Talo kulman takana) Etana Editions, 2016
Little Big Story About Friendship (orig.title: Pieni suuri tarina ystävyydestä) Etana Editions, 2017
Little Big Story About Christmas (orig.title: Pieni suuri farina joulusta) Etana Editions, 2018, Coming soon!

 

Selected Clients:
Come to Finland Publishing Ab Oy, Design Museum Helsinki, Etana Editions, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Fisher-Price, Helinä Rautavaara Museum, Kiasma, Lines&Shapes, Paperchase, TAMMI, WSOY