Hello all u superhero cuties~! I am happy to introduce you to graphic designer/animator/illustrator Katri Tikkanen from Helsinki, Finland. A former statistics student and dance teacher, some of Katri’s favourite things are cats, singing, Rupaul’s Drag Race and Miyazaki films!
Check out our Q&A below and don’t forget to click the links and video!!
WHICH SUPERHERO WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?
I’m a huge LOTR fan so I’d definitely be Galadriel from LOTR. Her superpower is light and she’s the most powerful female character in the movies. She helped all the essential characters in their darkest moments. She even talked to Gandalf when he was dead! I wish I had Cate Blanchett’s deep Galadriel voice and say awesome lines like “I will diminish, and go into the West, and remain Galadriel.”
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORK?
My technique is a mixture of 2D & 3D elements and intense Photoshop polishing. I’m always trying to create something that makes me feel happy. Taking serious topics into a colourful context feels very therapeutic. I’m fascinated about everything I see when I go to the girls section in a toy store and I guess it shows in my illustrations. There’s so many interesting levels to that kind of girly aesthetic and how it usually starts to disappear from a girls life with age.
WHIC BRAND OR MUSIC ARTIST WOULD YOU LOVE TO COLLABORATE WITH?
I’d love to do another music video! There’s many cool artists at the moment that would fit into my style like FKA Twigs, Sophia Grace or anyone from PC Music obviously!! I love animals so something where I could combine my style with the love for pets would also be nice. :3
ANY UPCOMING PROJECTS?
I just finished an animated music video for Eero Johannes. I hope a new inspiring project will come my way soon! :3