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About Saana Hellsten : Saana Hellsten is a Brooklyn-based Finnish multi-disciplinary designer. She has a diverse background ranging from graphic and packaging design to fashion art direction and marketing. Her work has been published in several international books and she has won a number of awards and scholarships. She completed a Master’s Degree in Package Design at Pratt Institute, New York and BA in Design at Lahti Institute of Design.
Being Scandinavian, Saana appreciates nature, sustainability and equality. She has a passion for timeless, functional, universal design and holistic branding. Saana loves to travel and has lived and studied in Berlin and Italy. She is a big foodie and an endless seeker of random experiences.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Being Scandinavian, I appreciate nature, sustainability and equality.
I have a passion for timeless, functional, universal design and holistic branding.

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Saana Hellsten

EDUCATION:
2014, MS in Packaging Design, Pratt Institute, New York, USA
2011, BA in Design, Lahti Institute of Design, Lahti, Finland

EXPERIENCE:
2015, Freelancer, New York/USA
2014, Designer, Pearlfisher, New York/USA
2014, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Pratt Institute, New York/USA
2013, Designer, Aivan, Helsinki/Finland
2011-2012, Art Director, Stockmann Oyj, Helsinki/Finland
2010-2011, Graphic Designer, L-Fashion Group ltd, Lahti/Finland
2009, Graphic Designer, H&M architects, Lahti/Finland

AWARDS:
2015, Gold or silver, ADC Awards, Miami/USA
2015, Art of Packaging Award, Marc Rosen Scholarship, New York/USA
2015, Award of Pratt Circle, Pratt Institute, New York/USA
2014, 2nd place, The Wall Street Journal's 125th Anniversary x Pratt Institute, New York/USA
2014, Project Grant, Grafia – Association of Visual Communication Designers in Finland, Helsinki/Finland
2013, Scholarship, Paperboard Packaging Alliance, New York/USA
2013, Project Grant for Design, National Council for Architecture and Design, Helsinki/Finland
2012, Jorma and Märtha Sihvola Foundation Grant, Lahti-Salpausselkä Rotary, Lahti/Finland
2012, The Päijät-Häme Regional Fund Grant, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Lahti/Finland
2011, Innovation of the Year 2011, Lahden Liikemiesyhdistys r.y., Lahti/Finland
2009, Sponsored Award & Commended, IOP Student Starpack Award, London/UK
2008, 3rd Place, FoPDA – Food Packaging Design Awards by Stora Enso, Helsinki/Finland
2008, Silver, IOP Student Starpack Award, London/UK
2008, Commended, 2008, IOP Student Starpack Award, London/UK

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2015, "Basik", RUM Magazine, Sweden
2015, "Basik", IdN, China

BOOKS:
2013, "1Day Perfume Collection", Less is more – Graphic design, Sendpoints Publishing Co., Guangdong, China
2013, "Moussetube", Packaging Design, Chris van Uffelen, Braun Publishing AG

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Finnish (Native)
English (Advanced)
Swedish (Intermediate)
Italian (Intermediate)
Spanish (Beginner)
German (Beginner)

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Bridge, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Flash
Rhinoceros
Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2013, AIGA, New York/USA
2013, ADC, New York/USA
2008, Ornamo, Helsinki/Finland

HOBBIES:
Cooking, dancing

CLIENTELE:
Fiskars, Target, Pepsi, Nature Valley, Mary Kay, Pratima Spa, Unmonday, Live Ultimate, Lärabar, Yoplait

WEB SITE:
www.saanahellsten.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.saanahellsten.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2015-03-08 02:17:15

COUNTRY:
United States of America

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Saana Hellsten


Basik Packaging

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Packaging Design Category in 2014
Saana Hellsten for Saana Hellsten

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