Nina Pirhonen (b. 1975) is a multi-talented picture book author and fashion and graphic designer. She knows her target audience: bold designs and bright colours, whether it is vehicles, animals or a trantrum-prone toddler.
The new character Leo the Lion has a personal touch. Her previous picture book series Pompom was based on her fashion brand character. Pompom and her friends have shared adventures in five stylish titles and the rights have been sold in Arabic.
Photo: © Nina Pirhonen