Janika Keskitalo is a third-year interactive media student in the Media and Arts bachelor’s program at Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK).
She labels herself as an artist and author, creating both stand-alone pieces of art as well as books and comics. Keskitalo uses both traditional and digital art creation methods in her works, deciding separately on each piece what medium would work best for it.
Keskitalo has been drawing ever since she could hold a pencil and finds drawing to be a way to untangle her thoughts and emotions as an introvert. When she shares her works, instead of explaining them right away, she loves to hear what the viewer sees in her works first.
In her art and stories, she explores mental health, peculiar characters, and symbolism. Imagination fuels her creative drive, as well as the joy of creating eye candy for all her viewers that she appreciates deeply.