Photo: Outi Törmälä ©

Hi! I am Anja, an illustrator based in Helsinki. My background is in graphic design, book design, and art directing. My clients vary from cultural to commercial, design agencies and publishers to organizations and companies. I specialize in people and portraits and illustrate anything from observation. Creating more conceptual artwork is something I also enjoy. I always aim for warm, flexible, effective, and reliable collaboration while delivering value to my clients. I have served on award jury panels, won awards, participated in exhibitions, and taught a bit. Let's create something exquisite together!
Aivan, Anyways, Berry Creative, Hasan & Partners, Leroy, Miltton Group, N2, Sparksof, Werklig
Bottlescouts, Fazer, Finnair, Finnish Design Shop, The Finnish Illustration Association, Google, Grafia (Association of Visual Communication Designers in Finland), Granta, Helsingin Sanomat, HS Teema, House Notes, Image, Kanava, HS Kuukausiliite, Metsä Fibre, Metsä Group, Musiikkitalo (Helsinki Music Centre), New Museum of Architecture and Design, Parnasso, Preludium, Psykologi, Smithsonian, Finnish Film Foundation, Suomen Kuvalehti, Suomen Luonto, Tulva, The University of the Arts Helsinki (Uniarts Helsinki), Vuokranantaja
Gummerus, Into Kustannus, Nemo, Otava, Rebel Girls, Storytel, S&S, Tammi
It's Nice That, Lenny Letter, Long Play, NEO.LIFE


Anja made The Finnish Illustrators new identity illustrations and portraits of the staff. She's a brilliant illustrator who makes the client's wishes come true with professionalism and is always on time—she's a joy to work with!  
– Asta Boman, Executive Director, The Finnish Illustrators

Cooperation with Anja Reponen is smooth and pleasant. She is ambitious about the work, and you can be confident that you will get something great already when ordering. Reponen's illustration style is original and compelling, and the execution is always of a high standard. The illustrations are gorgeous!
– Katriina Rosavaara, Project Manager, Uniarts Helsinki

Working with Anja has always been easygoing and pleasant. We wanted illustrations with a warm atmosphere—that would inspire us to imagine the future. Anja listens to her customers carefully. Through our common discussions and ideations, we have received magnificent illustrations for the new museum of architecture and design (that is being planned in Helsinki). 
– Reetta Turtiainen, Project Manager, Foundation for the Finnish Museum of Architecture and Design

Advertising agency N2 Creative designed and implemented a stand for its client Luona Oy at the Finnish Nurses Day and wanted to offer visitors a different experience from the ordinary. In cooperation with Anja Reponen, N2 Creative enabled visitors to get a quick portrait drawn of themselves. Anja Reponen captured the best aspects of fair visitors on paper. The collaboration was successful, and it garnered positive feedback. The distinctive and unforgettable memory will remain on the wall.
– Alex Boman, Production Coordinator, Advertising agency N2 Creative

Anja is an outstanding illustrator with whom it's always a pleasure to work.
– Eevaliina Rusanen, Graphic Designer, Tammi Publishers
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