Julia Sysmäläinen is a designer and a philologist with Finnish-Russian cultural background. She works in corporate design, visual identity and type for such clients as Altia, American Academy in Berlin, Bosch, Deutsche Bahn, FontShop, Gravis, Iitala, MEAG, Ottobock, Paulmann, Sentres, visitBerlin. Julia is currently working at Edenspiekermann Berlin as a design director. Connected to her visual identity work, Julia developed pictogram systems for ICS Bank, RaboDirekt Bank, Sentres, visitBerlin and WineStein. She is designing type design for several clients and foundries.
Her typeface FF Mister K
, inspired by the manuscripts of Franz Kafka, won several awards (Modern Cyrillic Award, ISTD Premier Award, TDC Certificate of Excellence in Typeface Design).
Other Awards: Red Dot Award – WineStein app (joint project with Edenspiekermann Amsterdam), EU Presidency of Finland 2006: Visual Identity (First Prize), „Sata muotoa” Orientation System for City of Lahti (First Prize)