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Igor Polyakov

Helsinki, Finland

Designer (Art Direction)

Member since November 07, 2007


    Education, Communication Design


    Own country strawberry, another country blueberry. This old Finnish proverb is often recalling in the attitude towards immigrants. However, we are on the point that the immigrant is a strawberry! He has interesting ideas and concepts. He will bring a new culture and different perspectives on usual things.

    Roni Tran, Wilson Kirwa, Batulo Esak and 11 other new Finns explains why they came to Finland from Vietnam, Somalia, India, Turkey, Palestine, Kenya, Russia, Chile, Ivory Coast, Indonesia, Burma, Afghanistan, Kosovasta and Cambodia, and how they are survive here. Uzi Varon's photographs of interviewees giving artistic value to the book.

    The book is recommended as teaching material for secondary schools and for everybody who want to learn about immigrants in Finland.Suomalaisia has been issued by Lasten Keskus ( and available in book stores.

    Hot Snow worked on its general design layout and page setting. We are enjoyed to work in tight collaboration with book authors, Marja Airola, Anne Tarsalainen and Uzi Varon.

    SUOMALAISIA teacher resource Airola, Marja; Tarsalainen, Anne Publisher: Lasten Keskus Given date / year of publishing: 15.10.2008 ISBN: 9789516277533 Skills applied: Art direction, Graphic design Client: Lasten Keskus 2008

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My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design