Saara Helkala

Saara Helkala – Designer

Hi! My name is Saara and I'm a designer from Finland based in Portugal :)


I have worked as a Graphic designer & illustrator for the last 18 years. I did first years of my career in advertising and publishing but once I was told I work "too fast" I decided that freelancing might be the best option for me :D

As a designer, my main focus is on books: covers, layouts and illustrations. And I love hand lettering!

As a designer I've been told that I'm easy to work with and very efficient. Since I've worked with lots of publication houses and writers I can easily turn your ideas into beautiful book covers that really catch the eye on the shelves and also on social media.

Let's work together :)
Classics Contemporary Fiction Poetry Romance Short Story

Work experience


Jun, 2018 — Present


May, 2012 — Jun, 2015 (about 3 years)

I was the Art director of Demi magazine

McCann Helsinki

Aug, 2010 — Apr, 2012 (over 1 year)

TBWA Helsinki

May, 2005 — Nov, 2008 (over 3 years)

Freelance graphic designer and illustrator. I mostly work with print media. Clients include: Kosmos kustannus, Alma talent, Avain kustannus, Solera Finland, Verde Vivace, Keskisuomalainen, Huili-magazine, EHYT, WSOY, Osuuspankki, Karisto, 11helsinki, Familymatters, Ethica and YLE.

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