Sini Henttonen (*1986) is an illustrator and textile designer (MA) from Helsinki, Finland. Her expertise is on illustration and pattern design in the areas of furnishing, fashion and product graphics.
Sini grew up in a hilly wooded village in North Karelia and left home to study visual arts in the age of 16. Since then she has studied and worked with design in seven different cities and four countries the latest being Bangkok, Thailand. Nevertheless she finds her roots significantly important affecting her values and inspiration.
In her work she gets inspired of stories and the details to convey them. The outcome has often showed either playful nature or strong graphical style while she is motivated to expand her experiences and challenge her skills with divergent submissions, contexts and clients.
Tel. +358 50 5766071 (FIN)
Best in Floor Covering 2014/2015; mat collection for PDM Brand by ELLE Deco International Design Awards, Thailand.
Shortlist nomination for "Water is Life" in The World Illustration Awards 2015 by Association of Illustrators (AOI).
DEmark Design Excellence Award for “Inari” outdoor mat, Thailand 2015.
Good Design Award 2014 for “Stride” outdoor mat, granted in Japan.
DEmark Design Excellence Award for “Stride” outdoor mat, Thailand 2014.
First prize, Futurecity -stamp design competition by
Itella Corporation and World Design Capital Helsinki 2011
First prize, print design competition by Seppälä, Finland 2009
Master of Arts in Textile Art and Design,
Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture 2013
Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Degree Programme of Design, Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences 2009
Student of Textile Design, Kuopio Academy of Design,
Savonia University of Applied Sciences 2005-2006
Matriculation Examination, Savonlinna Senior Secondary School of Art and Music 2005, Specialisation on Visual Arts
Freelancer illustrator from 8/2007
Textile and graphic designer at PDM Brand in Bangkok, Thailand from 12/2013.
Textile and graphic designer at VM-Carpet in Helsinki, Finland from 1/2014.
Project graphic designer, Anon Pairot Design Studio in Bangkok, Thailand 2013.
Intern of pattern and print design, Dessins Originaux et Géniaux in Paris, France 2012.
Intern of carpet design, Interior architect studio Kardinasalong Smartex Disain in Tallinn, Estonia 2008.