About

This is a sketchblog, or an artblog, or more precisely "what-ever-I-will-make-up-in-my-mind" blog of one visual junkie based in Espoo, Finland. I'm working as a full-time graphic designer for Rovio and I'm also in the middle of doing my thesis in the Lahti Institute of Design. I spend most of my time drawing, playing video games (I prefer console gaming), watching movies/TV, reading comics and hanging around in nature. And I don't regret nothing!

I own the copyrights to all pics, unless otherwise mentioned. Do not use them without my permission.

If there's anything I can help you with or you are just silently wondering something, don't hesitate to contact me via mail jenna.tahtinen(at)gmail.com

//Jenna Tähtinen

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Daily Spitpaint. Black Fur. For some reasons Tumblr didn’t want to upload this pic as photo post.

(Jenna Tähtinen)

Have I ever told you how much I like orange? And freckles. And moles. Everything that adds a bit personality in your face.
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Olenko jo hehkuttanut oranssia? Pisamia? Luomia?

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I checked my school laptop if it is alive anymore, it’s been few months since I last used it. I found this one small course assignment that I made on January, thought that I could share it. We had to design a brochure and a poster for a fictional design seminar happening, called Surprising Design "Unexpected forms to avoid boredom in polar nights" (it also had something to do with low budget design but course was a bit confusing for most of us because of couple of reasons…) . I decided to make A3-sized, folded poster with brochure on the back. I was really obsessed with orange back then (and I still am) and thought that this could make an effective color scheme to “avoiding boredom” and it was quite “trendy” in these days. I wanted to use organic shapes because there were words unexpected forms and it is impossible, or at least really hard, to foretell the exact shapes that nature creates, so I put my ink photographs in a good use.

ALSO, speaking of surprising: I got a REALLY interesting phone call yesterday, I’m excited! Hopefully I can tell you something more later… :-)
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Piti tarkastaa muutaman kuukauden käyttämättömyyden jälkeen, että pihiseekö koulun läppärissä vielä henki ja törmäsin myös tähän kurssityöhön, joka tuli tammikuussa tehtyä. Briefissä ohjeistettiin tekemään juliste ja esite fiktiiviselle designseminaaritapahtumalle, jonka oli tarkoitus tuoda myös vähän piristystä Pohjolan kaamokseen (kurssilla taisi olla myös jotain tekemistä minimaalisella budjetilla suunnittelemisen kanssa, mutta se oli vähän hämmentävä paristakin syystä…). Päätin tehdä A3-kokoisen, taiteltavan julisteen, jonka kääntöpuolelta löytyy esite. Minulla oli tuolloin melkoinen pakkomielle oranssiin (ja on edelleen), mutta tuumasin, että tämä värikombo kyllä lieventää tylsyysastetta ja onhan se aika “hip” näinä päivinä. Käytin orgaanisia muotoja, koska tekstimateriaali sisälsi sanat unexpected forms ja näkisin, että on mahdotonta, tai ainakin todella vaikeaa, yrittää ennustaa muotoja, joita luonnossa näkee/luonto tekee. Ottamilleni mustekuvillekin löytyi hyvä käyttötarkoitus.

MYÖS, sain ERITTÄIN yllättävän ja kiinnostavan puhelun eilen! Jänskättää. Toivon mukaan, according to Toivo, pääsen jossain vaiheessa avautumaan enemmän… :-)

(Jenna Tähtinen)

Work in progress. Something for work.
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Work in progress. Something for work.

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I GOT THEM! Yay! Also for sale at Lahti Institute of Design on this weekend.

Suomityypit! Jos teillä ei ole mahdollisuutta Muotoiluinstituutin joulumarkkinoilla piipahtaa, mutta kyseiset kortit (tai mikä tahansa muu tuotos allekirjoittaneelta) kiinnostavat, niin no worries! Rohkaistukaa ottamaan yhteyttä sähköpostilla ja postipalvelu toimii! :-)

Sitten hinnastoa; 1-4 kappaleen korttipostituksissa yhden kortin hinta on 1,50 € + postikulut 80 snt. 5 kappaleen tilauksista ja siitä ylöspäin, tulee korttien hinnaksi 1,20 €/kpl + 80 snt postikulut pakettiin. Lahtelaisia suosittelen ehdottomasti tulemaan sinne myyjäisiin, saatatte saada kortit hitusen halvemmalla ja onhan nyt tarjolla kolmen kerroksen verran vaikka mitä muutakin siistiä!

(Jenna Tähtinen)

A5 sized Robolab prints for sale on the next weekend at Lahti Institute of Design, 1. floor! :-) Facebook page > Muotoiluinstituutin joulumarkkinat 2012
Still waiting for those Christmas cards…
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A5 sized Robolab prints for sale on the next weekend at Lahti Institute of Design, 1. floor! :-) Facebook page > Muotoiluinstituutin joulumarkkinat 2012

Still waiting for those Christmas cards…

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Another card I made. I’m not that proud of this one, but… Now I’m just waiting these from the printing house. Hopefully there’s nothing wrong with them or typos or..
(Jenna Tähtinen)

Another card I made. I’m not that proud of this one, but… Now I’m just waiting these from the printing house. Hopefully there’s nothing wrong with them or typos or..

(Jenna Tähtinen)

Creating stuff to decorate my upcoming portfolio site.
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Creating stuff to decorate my upcoming portfolio site.

(Jenna Tähtinen)

Done. “Only” 35 layers! Still trying to learn to use backgrounds in my stuff. Clickity click for a little bigger version.
(Jenna Tähtinen)

Done. “Only” 35 layers! Still trying to learn to use backgrounds in my stuff. Clickity click for a little bigger version.

(Jenna Tähtinen)

Playing with lasso tool is more important than sleep.
I suddenly got excited about my favourite season and then I started doing something Halloween related… BUT NOW, few episodes of Adventure Time and then to bed.
(Jenna Tähtinen)

Playing with lasso tool is more important than sleep.

I suddenly got excited about my favourite season and then I started doing something Halloween related… BUT NOW, few episodes of Adventure Time and then to bed.

(Jenna Tähtinen)

oviaukitaitapahtuuhirveita.psd
Random baseball bat chick from my sketchbook who needed some colouring. BLEH.
(Jenna Tähtinen)

oviaukitaitapahtuuhirveita.psd

Random baseball bat chick from my sketchbook who needed some colouring. BLEH.

(Jenna Tähtinen)

I was a horse-fan-girl in my former life.
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I was a horse-fan-girl in my former life.

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I almost pooped in my pants when I saw the amount of my new followers! That was something quite unexpected! I just wanna say that I really (and I really mean REALLY, I’m not just saying as some of people) appreciate every each one of you! I can prove it! Somehow… You encourage me in all ways and it was very cheery to see you new ones after a long day/evening in school. Now I have a little more pressure to update this blog regularly but in a good way. And I think that it (updating I mean) has gone pretty well so far and I will keep it that way. : ) Thank you!
This bad-ass rhino is all I got right now. :( I did it in today’s class. And a lot of other animals which you can see later, now I need some rest.
(tahtinen)

I almost pooped in my pants when I saw the amount of my new followers! That was something quite unexpected! I just wanna say that I really (and I really mean REALLY, I’m not just saying as some of people) appreciate every each one of you! I can prove it! Somehow… You encourage me in all ways and it was very cheery to see you new ones after a long day/evening in school. Now I have a little more pressure to update this blog regularly but in a good way. And I think that it (updating I mean) has gone pretty well so far and I will keep it that way. : ) Thank you!

This bad-ass rhino is all I got right now. :( I did it in today’s class. And a lot of other animals which you can see later, now I need some rest.

(tahtinen)

Autumn-fox.
Holidays are over next week. Too bad, I would just like to watch Batman animated series all day-and-night long.
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Autumn-fox.

Holidays are over next week. Too bad, I would just like to watch Batman animated series all day-and-night long.

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Day off’s nerd chick.
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Day off’s nerd chick.

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