Anssi Vaalio Space Spider poster illustration.
Anssi Vaalio Gif-animation Character Profile Car illustration.
Anssi Vaalio Koululiikuntaliitto Character Profile Bicycle illustration.
Anssi Vaalio Juha-Sipi cover poster art.
Anssi Vaalio Ananas Pineapple.
Anssi Vaalio Lännenlokari illustration.
Anssi Vaalio Little Red Riding Hood illustration.
Anssi Vaalio Cat skeleton undead illustration.
Anssi Vaalio Pirate Snake lady illustration.
Anssi Vaalio Peachy Butt.
Anssi Vaalio Kansanvalistusseura Kulkuri Caricature Illustration Pottu.
Anssi Vaalio Undead Zombie.
Anssi Vaalio Koululiikuntaliitto Polkupyörä illustration.


Hi there! I′m a freelance illustrator living in Lahti, Finland. I have been working as a multidisciplionary visual artist since the dawn of the millennium.

I′m available for freelance work.
E-mail me for commissions, collaborations & whatnot:
AnssiVaalio (at)

You can also find me on Instagram, where I usually post my latest work first. Prints and apparel with my illustrations are available at RedBubble (EU) and Society6 (US).


Stuff I′ve done
Selected clients.
  • Sony Finland
  • Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation
  • Lahti City Library
  • SaferGlobe Finland
  • Finnish School Sport Federation
  • Lahti Symphony Orchestra
  • Finnish Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry

  • Illustrations for magazines:

  • Image
  • Pirkka
  • Auto Bild Suomi
  • ITViikko
  • Yhteishyvä

  • Books
  • Zombailijan pelikirja

    Co-creator and colorist. Published by Johnny Kniga 2017. Check out the demo.

  • Pasila

    Animations adaptated to comics. Published by Helsinki-kirjat 2010.

  • Comics
    Selected work.
  • Olivia
  • Kemin sarjakuvakeskus 2007, 2010-2012, Turun ylioppilaslehti 2011. Archive available at Facebook.

  • Atea: Matkalla
  • Comic coloring for Atea internal communications. 2011-2014.

  • Anssi-san
  • Peliasema 2000, Pelit 2001-2007.

  • Jiiperi
  • JiiPee 2000-2006.

  • Taavi
  • Ilta-Sanomat, kuukauden kotimainen 12/2004.

    Graphic Design
    Selected clients.
  • Sanoma Magazines Finland (Auto Bild Suomi, Pelit, Peliasema)
  • FILI - Finnish Literature Exchange
  • Finnish Aids Council
  • SaferGlobe Finland
  • Lahti Academic Library
  • The Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation
  • City of Helsinki Culture and Leisure

  • Awards and Grants
  • Arts Promotion Centre Finland

    Working Grant. 2018.

  • Award for wall mural concept

    Taideakseli - art installations competition for City of Lahti. 2018. Article in ESS (Fin).

  • Arts Promotion Centre Finland

    Working Grant. 2015.

  • The Finnish Comic Professionals

    Working Grant. 2014.

  • Honorary award

    Kemi Arctic Comics Competition 2007 (Kemin sarjakuvakeskus)

  • The Finnish Comic Professionals

    Working Grant. 2007.

  • 2nd prize

    Sarjis 2004 - a national competition to make comics for children (Egmont & Sarjakuvantekijät ry)

  • Education
  • Bachelor of Culture and Arts
  • Service Design. South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences. 2016-

  • Library and Information Science
  • Vocational Qualification. Salpaus Further Education. 2010-2012

  • Design and Visual Communications
  • Vocational Qualification. Lahti School of Arts and Crafts. 1998-2001