LAURI AHONEN | +358 407049735 | lahonen@welho.com | About

Hi, I'm an illustrator based in Helsinki, and spend my days drawing illustrations, storyboards, sketches for presentations and 3D modeling. Constructing narrative with images, to make them tell emotive stories is what I'm particularly interested in.

I'm a graduate of Aalto University, and have worked in advertising. Currently I'm working as a freelance illustrator.

I'm available for work on a short notice, for projects big and small.

PIKKU NÄRHI / Jaybird  An award-winning comic book

These are samples from the comic book Pikku Närhi, Ahonen&Ahonen, Egmont 2012. Awards won: Sarjakuva-Finlandia (Comics Finlandia), Kultahuippu (Best of the Year) 2012, ADCE 2012 Nomine, Gran Guinigi 2014.

► Read the first 65 pages of the comic on facebook.

PIRATE LADY  Sculpt, lowpoly and textured, posed model.

This is self-promotional work done with Zbrush, Cinema 4D and Substance Painter. A posed, game-ready model with 16k polys and a set of 4k textures for pbr, normals, alpha and ambient occlusion.

► View the model in an embedded 3D viewer

GOBLIN DUDE  Sculpt, lowpoly and textured, posed model.

This is self-promotional work done with Zbrush, Cinema 4D and Substance Painter. A posed, game-ready model with 12k polys and two sets of 2k textures for pbr, normals, alpha and ambient occlusion.

► View the model in an embedded 3D viewer

CHOCOLATE VILLAGE  A christmas display window

I designed and modeled the village and the characters who live in it. They were 3D printed and installed in a giant rotating snowglobe and displayed at Fazer's christmas display window at Stockmann department store.

Agency: Zeeland Family. Done in Cinema 4D.

RARE EXPORTS  A poster and props

The poster for the movie Rare Exports and illustrations that featured in the movie itself.

Done entirely in Photoshop, with the box from scratch.

ATRIA CHICKEN  Illustrations for print

Atria featured recipes for chicken in print ads. These recipes were illustrated with a chicken character dressed in theme with the recipe, along with ingredients found in it.

Agency: TBWA. Photoshop.

KHL ICE CHALLENGE  A print illustration

The ilustration for a print ad for a match between the St. Petersburg Ska and Helsinki Jokerit, in an outdoor arena in Kaisaniemi park built specifically for the event.

Agency: BBO

FINNISH DOG BREEDS  Illustrations for Kennelliitto

A series of illustrations of five finnish dog breeds, used in print ads and a poster.

Agency: BBO. Photoshop.

DRONNINGHOLM JAMS  Fruits and berries

Illustrations for the labels of the Dronningholm line of jams, done in an old-fashioned illustrative style.

Agency: Zeeland United. Photoshop.

KALABALIIKKI  An illustrated background for a browser-based game

A scrolling background for the game Kalabaliikki on Veikkaus' online casino.

Agency: Anima Boutique. Photoshop.

CHOMPY  Character design and 3d modeling

A series of still renders used in print ads for Elisa mobile subscription. The ads featured chewed up prices.

Agency: Bob the Robot. Zbrush, Photoshop

ERFWORLD  Inking and coloring

Samples of a comic drawn and colored from pencils for Erfworld LLC.

Photoshop.