Nina Pirhonen

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 it vehicles, animals or a trantrum-prone toddler. 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

Awards & Nominations

Awards

  • Asia Younger Artist Contest honorary mention for Pompom illustration Busan, South Korea

    2014

  • Mikkeli Illustration Triennial for Vroom Vroom illustration, Mikkeli Art Museum

    2017

Nominations

  • Rudolf Koivu Prize

    2019

Related publishing

  • Leo the Lion Makes Friends

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  • Leo the Lion Says No

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  • Zoom Zoom

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  • Vroom Vroom

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