Meet the illustrator: Sanni Lehtonen


writer: emma ranne
picture: emma ranne

Sanni Lehtonen | Inlace Calendar

Sanni Lehtonen, @sarkasmisanni


The illustrations in our Inlace 2018 horoscope calendar were made by a lovely bunch  of pretty awesome girls (if you haven’t come across it yet, you can download the free PDF here). Every month we’ll be introducing you to the girl behind the drawing and ask them little questions about what’s grooving for them right now. 

Well who’s behind the stunning Capricorn illustration for January? We met the very lovely Sanni Lehtonen over a cup of coffee at Kuuma and had a little chat with her.

Hi Sanni! Could you maybe tell us a little more about yourself and what you like to do? Hi! Hmm well I’m Sanni and I’m currently living in the Netherlands, where I moved this fall to study psychology. I really enjoy arts, obviously, and I like 90s movies and vintage. So you actually draw a lot? Yeah. Or well I draw as much as I can. Lately I haven’t had as much time for it as I’d like because of my studies, but I try to draw as often as I can. 

What is your creative process like when it comes to drawing?
Haha well usually it’s just me getting a random idea, which can spark from for example me seeing a cool picture.  Then I often make a quick sketch and continue with the drawing when I have more time.

Please share a favorite book, artist, or musician that has recently affected you. I met this guy from Bristol while in the Netherlands who listens who knows a lot about the electornic music scene there and introduced me to it. Together we've been exploring the electornic music scene of Amsterdam. I can’t name any specific artist, it’s more just like me finding a new cool music genre.

Could you tell us about a lesson you recently learned.
Hmmm… a lesson I’ve learned. Well this fall I’ve been meeting loads of new people through uni, and I’ve really learned how to be more open in the sense of getting to know new people. Previously I haven’t been too good at like socializing and stuff, but now my skills around that have really developed which is cool.

And what would you say is a strength of your’s?
I’d say I’m pretty straight forward with other people, but also myself. I’m quite open minded and I tend to analyze myself and the opinions I have on things and where they come from. 


Thanks for the chat! Just one more question: what tunes have been playing on Spotify lately?
Ohh my playlists have mainly been hiphop lately, I really like OutKast for example!