My name is Linda Jasmiina Vuorenvirta, and I have been drawing since my motor skills allowed me to handle a pencil and paper (No kidding, my baby book features some scribbles I did as a 9 month old baby!). My parents encouraged me to explore my interests from a young age, and I remember drawing countless pictures and creating short illustrated storybooks even as a young child.
For high school, I studied visual art at A. W. Dreyfoos Jr. High School of the Arts. This programme included several branches of fine art, including drawing, painting and sculpture. I developed a great love of figure drawing at Dreyfoos, and almost all of my work still includes figures to this day. I also explored a bit of mixed-media work, such as printmaking and collage.
For undergraduate college I attended The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, and received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in animation. Animation is a field of art that I became interested in around my early teens, but did not really have a chance to pursue until later. Disney films and other great animated classics played a large part in developing my love for the field. Alongside animation I developed my skills in illustration and design. I graduated in May 2011.
I received a graduate degree (Master of Arts) from Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architecture. I studied New Media Design and Production in the Media Lab. I am also available for freelance jobs – please check the “Contact Me” page for information on how to get in touch!