Sanna Mander is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Helsinki, Finland. Described as “one of Finland’s most prolific illustrators working today,” the award-winning artist has worked with international companies including New York Magazine, Condé Nast, Converse, Finnair and Volkswagen.
Mander studied Graphic Design at University of Art and Design Helsinki. In 2006 she won Cannes Young Creatives and in 2007, was awarded Junior of the year at the Finnish Best of the Year advertising and design competition. Working digitally, while evoking the spirit of 1960s illustration her work is reminiscent of illustrators such as M. Sasek and Alexander Girard. Her jolly patterned work effortlessly enhances any editorial page or yard of textile.
In 2013 Dubai won the right to hold Expo 2020. To celebrate they invited 21 artists from across the globe to create 21 sculptures based on three key topics. Mander was selected to be part of this exciting project. Tasked with the topic of “Energy, Water and Food,” she created an illustration to represent the world’s inevitable resource crisis. You can watch a video with Mander, as she discusses her topic, Expo 2020 Dubai, and being part of the one-of-a-kind interactive art project.