Pau in a nutshell

A 29-year-old artist based in Turku, Finland.

Fun and full of ideas.

The goal: publish a novel.
The dream: create an immersive game.
The reality: Rival Games! (And IGDA Turku Hub volunteer.)

Interests include listing stuff, playing piano, reading & writing, petting animals, geek choir, board games, keeping things tidy, whisky, british comedy, volunteer work, RPG, zombies, comics, music and stand-up.

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Education and coursework

2014 Turku University of Applied Sciences, Bachelor of Fine Arts
2010 Paasikivi-opisto, Vocational Qualification in Audiovisual Communication

2015 Game Developer Trainee Programme at Opiframe
2015 Rails Girls Turku, Ruby on Rails
2014 Creative entrepreneurship at Yrityshautomo Creve
2014 Rug making at Taitokeskus Juselius
2008 Japanese bookbinding at Vimma
2006 International youth exchange in Estonia, comics
2002 Nuori Suomi youth instructor


Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Spriter, Corel Painter, Sculptris, HTML, CSS.
Public speaking. Character design. Storyboarding. Comics. Events. Puns.
Native Finnish, fluent English, basics of Swedish.

Some of my collaborators

2016– Rival Games Ltd, game graphics (current)
2015–2016 TicBits Ltd, game graphics & level design, 11 months
2013– Sieppo magazine, comic artist & illustrator (current)
2009–2010 Leimahdus oy, graphic design, internship 6 months
2009 Whitestone oy, web graphics, internship 5 months
2007–2014 Sue Indierockpunkmetalzine, monthly comic

2017 Paasikivi-opisto, digital painting course
2017 Vamos, two comic workshops (ages 12-15)
2015 Paasikivi-opisto, digital painting course
2015 Archipelacon, map workshop, speed portraits & fantasy art panel
2015 Paasikivi-opisto, digital painting workshop
2012 Nenäseikkailu, drawing workshop (ages 3-10)
2012 Kulttuuri kiertää -festival, two comic workshops (ages 12-13)
2011 Fairytale art project with Day Care Unit Suikkilanseutu (ages 5-7)
2005 Sakuracon, manga drawing workshop

Save the Children Finland, SPIN, Sun in Eye Productions, Laura Pihl,
Turku Youth Theatre, Ropecon, MS-liitto, Turun Sanomat, Tunne Hevonen,
HansaLovers, Myrskyn sankarit, Metsäkylän Ratsastuskeskus

Selected projects I've been a part of

WIP Thief of Thieves Season One by Rival Games
2016 The Detail EP3: Devil in The Detail by Rival Games
2015 GridiQlous board game at Quantum Game Jam
2015 Crazy Kings by TicBits
2015 The Detail EP2: From the Ashes by Rival Games
2014 24 Hour Comic at Turun Sarjakuvakauppa
2014 Beyond the Wall - Fanzine of Ice and Fire
2014 Myrskyn sankarit - Vihollinen vihollisia, RPG
2013 Ropecon, convention graphics
2013 Myrskyn sankarit - Suurkuninkaan miekka, RPG
2012 Kakkoskierros, political comic anthology for Pekka Haavisto
2011 FALSE -self published comic with Laura Pihl
2011 Jotain Rajaa! -comic for ValoAurinko
2010 Turku Comic's Society scifi-anthology, "Perintö"
2004 Maailman ympäri 80 päivässä -play for Turku Youth Theatre (with Mike Pohjola,
Mikko Joukamaa, and Tekla Vanhakartano)