Aino-Maija Metsola is a Helsinki-based freelance illustrator and designer who creates bold yet subtle prints in which colors play a significant role.
Aino-Maija is a versatile, visual storyteller with a sense of nuance. She uses different techniques ranging from watercolor to ink, markers, and gouache. Aino-Maija has been collaborating with Marimekko since 2006. Her most recognizable designs for Marimekko are Jurmo (name of an island) and Juhannustaika (Midsummer magic) as well as the Sääpäiväkirja (weather diary) series of painterly patterns. Aino-Maija graduated from the University of Art and Design Helsinki.