My Works & About me

At the moment I am open for commissions and freelance projects. If you wish to contact me about any business inquiries, you can contact me via e-mail at: hello(at)artbyhmk.com

You can also check out my general combined graphic design and illustraton portfolio: hannamarikovanen.com

My name is Hannamari Kovanen. I'm a graphic artist from Finland, Northern Europe. My background and education is in graphic design, and I graduated from Institute of Design in Lahti with a Bachelor of Culture and Arts. I currently work as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator.

I love to paint digital illustrations of androgyny and femininity, mixing dream and realism. I draw inspiration from a wide array of sources, but some of my main influences include the decadence and flamboyance of the 80s, fantastical high fashion, and cities at night.

My works are created digitally using Procreate and an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, but I occasionally also enjoy creating textures with acrylic paint and various techniques.

As a part of LGBTQ community I have first-hand experiece of injustice and insecurity, and as a result of that I have developed a strong sense of justice. I want to work with clients who are inclusive and share my values and work to make this world a better place.

I absolutely love dogs, plants and feeling cozy. In 2020 me and my partner finally made our dream come true and adopted a fluffy son, samoyed dog Saku. He is very active and works as my assistant, making sure I take enough breaks from sitting and drawing!