The Infographic Designer | Mikko Airikka
 
The Infographic Designer

Salute! I'm Mikko Airikka - a Graphic Designer from Helsinki, Finland. I'm currently working as an Information Designer at Koponen+Hildén Information Design Agency.

My focus is on maps, infographics and data visualizations. I specialized in Information Design in Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

✕ WHAT I DO (WHAT I'M GOOD AT) ✕
Maps

Infographics

Data Visualization

Illustration

Illustrated Tourist Maps

I'm passionate about maps. In my Master's Thesis (Visual Communication Design, Aalto University), I studied how illustration can be used to improve the functionality of tourist maps. As part of the thesis, I designed three tourist maps of Suomenlinna (Unesco World Heritage site in Helsinki, Finland). Take a look at the abstract or download the thesis as a .pdf.

Mission & Values

✕ WHAT I BELIEVE IN ✕
I want to make the world easier to understand.

My goal is to present information in a visually appealing and effective way. I want to create accessible and engaging visualizations to help people absorb the information easier - in both simple and complex topics.

  • Creativity

    I keep an open mind to new ideas and work hard to take control over new services, medias and platforms.

  • Aesthetics

    I provide my clients impressive, individual and up-to date design solutions.

  • Openness & Transparency

    I believe that sharing knowledge helps everyone become better at what they do - and that's in everyone's interest!

  • Criticality & Responsibility

    Critical approach to design plays a key role when striving to present information in a proper way.

Contact

✕ PERSONAL INFORMATION ✕
Mikko Airikka
Mikko Airikka
Graphic Designer, Information Designer
contact (at) mikkoairikka.com
+358 50 5345174
I’m a down to earth person with a particular interest in maps and great coffee :) I’m constantly looking for new ways to develop myself – and help others develop themselves too!
Education
Education
Master of Arts | 2020
Bachelor of Culture and Media | 2016
Media Assistant | 2012
I have graduated from Master’s Programme in Visual Communication Design (Major in Information Design) in Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. I also have a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and vocational education in Audiovisual Communication.
Work Experience
Work Experience
Koponen + Hildén | 2020–
Yle Plus Desk | 2018
Yle News Graphics | 2012–2020
I’ve been working with Infographics since 2012 – previously at Yle News Graphics and currently at Koponen+Hildén Design Agency. I’ve also worked as a freelance Web Designer, Illustrator & Animator for companies and organizations such as Finnish Red Cross.
Member Of Grafia Ry
Member Of Grafia Ry
since 2014
Grafia − Association of Visual Communication Designers in Finland − seeks to look after the juridical, professional and economical interests of its members.
✕ REACH OUT AND I'LL GET BACK TO YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE ✕