About Mari, Jyri and Kilda
We met each other in 2004 when we started our studies in Tampere. While Mari learned to photoshop and illustrate, Jyri focused on designing websites. It wasn't until the end of our studies when we got to know each other a little better, dancing our feet sore in indie discos, cooking experimental vegetarian food and binge watching Gilmore Girls.
We moved to Helsinki in 2011. Mari started her masters in Aalto Media Lab and Jyri worked as a freelancer, expanding his design focus slowly from websites to graphic identities and printed materials.
In 2014, we started our very own graphic design studio and named it Kilda. With experience of designing identities, websites, illustrations, books, mobile applications, infographics, animations and all sorts of printed materials, we consider ourselves to be multidisciplinary in the very sense of the word.
Today, Kilda is very much a family company. Jyri's sister Tarleena works as part-time graphic designer for us and we are eager to see if our one-year-old son will follow our footsteps. We don't plan to make Kilda bigger – only better. A big part of that is our focus on projects and clients that are working to tackle the climate crisis in various fields. If that is what you do, we'd love to hear from you.