Marjatta Itkonen

Born in Helsinki, Marjatta is graphic designer and professor emerita. She studied Polish language at the University of Lodz and after that graphic design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She graduated year 1976 and did her MA poster design at Henryk Tomaszewski’s studio. She ran her design company Studio Viiva and was working as a graphic designer till 2010. She was selected a professor of graphic design year 2002 at Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Her cadency came to an end year 2014. Her special interest is social design and also real life project studies for MA students.


She has been a board member of Finnish Graphic Designers Association Grafia and a board member of Finnish design magazine Muoto. She has participated in several international poster biennales as a jury member, as a designer and speaker. She has provided social poster workshops in Finland, France, Belgium, Germany, Poland and several times in Mexico. She has also participated as a jury member in several other design competitions in Finland.


Marjatta is now working as a freelance graphic designer and teacher.

Lecture on 15th October with Ewa Satalecka



Lecture on 22nd October with Anna Ciechanowicz


Workshop 15th–19th with Anna Ciechanowicz