Lotta Maija is a visual and surface designer from Helsinki, Finland. She first gained international attention for her distinctive fruit and floral illustrations and signature color palette. Inspired by all things organic and cute, her characteristic aesthetic comes to life in playful patterns on various products ranging from stationery to home textiles and fashion. Her collection of patterns for Marimekko’s Spring 2020 womenswear and home collections established the lighthearted and sweet style that she is now known for.

Lotta Maija’s bubbly vibe and personal interests are perfectly reflected in all her creative outlets. Her background in textile design has sparked a love of flat-color surfaces and simple shapes, often prominent in her work. Since living in Tokyo, Japanese influences have also become an integral part of Lotta Maija’s creative process and personal style. In addition, she finds great joy and inspiration in considered details and lovingly assembled installation.

Lotta Maija works mainly with illustrations and repeating patterns. Her main medium is highly pigmented Gouache paintings transferred into digital form. Next, she wishes to explore new takes on graphicality with the use of mixed media.

Lotta Maija holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Aalto University, School of Art, Design and Architecture.

She is living and working internationally from Helsinki, Finland.

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