Lotta Nieminen YG8

  • Current Location: New York
  • Originally From: Finland
  • Studio: Lotta Nieminen

Lotta Nieminen is an illustrator, graphic designer and art director from Helsinki, Finland. She has studied graphic design and illustration at the University of Art and Design Helsinki and the Rhode Island School of Design, and has worked as a freelancer in both fields since 2006. After working for fashion magazine Trendi, Pentagram Design and RoAndCo Studio, Lotta is now a full-time freelancer based in New York City. In 2010, Lotta received the Art Directors Club Young Guns award and was selected by Print magazine for its annual New Visual Artists review. In early 2012 she received the esteemed Junior Award at the Best of the Year advertising and design competition in Finland. Lotta has given talks at the Apple Store in New York, the Rhode Island School of Design and La Cambre University in Brussels, Belgium. She has illustrated for the likes of clients such as Hermès, New York Times, Volkswagen, United Airlines, International Herald Tribune, Monocle, Newsweek, Wired UK and Bloomberg Businessweek.

Portfolio Imagery:

  • Project 1 of 5


    Illustration for Nobrow N°7: Brave New World. The illustration book features 128 pages of full spot color artwork from a selection of illustrators and comic artists.

  • Project 2 of 5


    Layout redesign for Finnish monthly fashion magazine Trendi.


    Together with: Leena Vainio Hand lettering: Lotta Nieminen Cover photography: Marko Rantanen

  • Project 3 of 5


    Window display illustrations for French high fashion house Hermès, showcased in seven of their stores on the U.S. East Coast.


    Set design: Aux Armes Etc Photograph: Tim Gibson

  • Project 4 of 5


    Identity for Maeven (pronounced may-ven), a Brooklyn-based online shop with a collection of vintage and preowned designer clothing.

  • Project 5 of 5


    Design and layout for the 4/08 issue of Arttu, the University of Art and Design Helsinki’s quarterly magazine. Open sources and shared information were the leading themes of the issue, and were also used as an approach from a design perspective, showcasing the table of contents first thing on the cover.


    In collaboration with Mikko Luotonen.

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