Anna Alanko is a Helsinki-based freelance designer, illustrator and colour enthusiast. Currently she divides her time between commission and illustration work, designing commercial pattern collections for Japan and artistic collaborations.
Hugo & Marie, Love Creative Agency, Isetan department store, Tiger of Sweden, Vimma, Svensson, Forme, PEAKES band, NR Magazine, Keitei, Tokyo Pack, Ne-net, Steteco/Uniqlo, Senshukai, Ito Yokado, Nishikawa Sangyo, Kyokuto Note, Kawashima Orimono Selkon, Meiso Yuhin Sangyo, White Box Co, Yokozuna Creations, Flowering, Fair Trade Company, Borås Tapeter, Psykologi Magazine, Apricot, Feathr, CarpetVista, Eurokangas, Astra Magazine, Kulttuurivihkot, La Rinascente and more.
A Magazine Curated by, Elle, Nordic Style Magazine, Elle Decor, Wrap Magazine, Ballpit Mag, SUKEBAN Mag, People of Print, Odalisque, Olivia, Trendi, Helsingin Sanomat, Sankei, Good News from Finland, NJAL, Baltic Times, AINO, SHOP, Deko, Koti ja Keittiö and more.
2017—Mikkeli’s Illustration Triennial
2015—”Santa Fe” wallpaper collection, Helsinki Design Week
2015—”Bloom” Exhibition, Lokal Gallery, Helsinki
2014—”Travelogue 1: Mental Landscapes” Exhibition, Third Space Gallery, Helsinki
2014—Masters of Aalto Graduate Exhibition, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Grants and Competitions
2015—3rd prize, International Carpet Design Competition of CarpetVista
2015—Top 5, International Wallpaper Art Competition of Feathr
2014—Top 5, Packbridge Design Challenge, Sweden
2014—Semifinalist Muuse x Vogue Young Vision Award
2014—Top 10, Designer for Tomorrow competition, Germany
2014—Winner, Habitus Baltija competition, Latvia
2014—Travel grant to Japan, Finnish Cultural Foundation
2010–Finalist, Designer’s Nest Competition, CPH Fashion Week