EDUCATION

Bachelor of Culture and Arts, 2011
Lahti University of Applied Sciences – Institute of Design
Major: Graphic Design

Erasmus student exchange (6 months), 2010
Karel de Grote Hogeschool, Antwerp, Belgium

International design workshops in Vilnius (2009) and Istanbul (2010)

Graduated from the Helsinki Upper Secondary School of Visual Arts, 2005

CAREER

Working in Belgium as a self-employed graphic designer since 2011, Martta Unkari has established strong relationships with a varied group of clients both in Belgium and in Finland. With several of them, the collaboration has continued for many years. For example:

Partuuna cultural cooperative, Helsinki (Finland)
Logo and visual identity design, 2012. Re-design and implementation of the Partuuna.fi website, 2016. Design for posters, brochures, business cards and various other print media, 2012 – 2018. Book layout and cover designs for 14 titles so far, 2012 – 2018.

Värinää art festival, Järvenpää (Finland)
Design for program posters, event posters, ads and other print media, 2014 – 2018. Program layout, 2014 – 2018. Website design, 2018. Program illustrations, 2014. Design for posters and other print media for the Yksi siemen, yksi suru chamber opera, 2015. Illustrations to music and other contributions for several events on an annual basis since 2007.

Co-Learning (Belgium)
Logo and visual identity design, 2012. Design for business cards, playing cards, roll-up ads and various other print media as well as web visuals, 2012 – 2016. Visual identity design, website illustrations and various print design for events and conferences, 2013 – 2014.

Nekku (Finland)
Logo and stationery design, 2013. Cover illustration for Kaisa Peltomaa’s doctoral dissertation, 2013. Business card and window decal design, 2016.

Lahden Servio, Lahti (Finland)
Logo and visual identity design including business cards, stationery, templates, and graphic guidelines for the Lahti Cleaning Service, 2011. Upon becoming Lahden Servio in 2014, new logo and new designs for all of the above.

MISCELLANEOUS

Design and illustration for wedding invitations, birth announcement cards, thank you cards etc. for several private clients as well as for personal use, 2012 – 2017.

Concept, design and illustrations for an original card game based on Japanese Hanafuda as a bachelor thesis, 2011. The game is currently being developed further with the goal of it being published and sold.

Exhibited a series of paintings inspired by pieces of music in Galleria Aino (Järvenpää, Finland) January – March 2013 and in the Night of the Arts in Tuusula (Finland) in August 2012.

Studied pop & jazz siging in Hemiksem, Belgium 2011 – 2015 as well as classical singing and piano in Järvenpää, Finland 1992 – 2007.

KNOWS HOW TO USE

Adobe Photoshop + InDesign + Illustrator + Acrobat, Microsoft Word + PowerPoint, WordPress

KNOWS HOW TO SPEAK

Finnish, English, a bit of Dutch

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