Saana Hellsten

Art Director

Brooklyn, NY, USA
I’m passionate about traveling, fashion, photography and food. I believe in people and positive attitude. I think having ambition and working hard is the way to achieve your goals and that everything is worth of trying.

Work Experience


Freelance designer

November 2015 - New York, New York, United States

Code And Theory

Freelance Designer

September 2015 - October 2015 New York, New York, United States



June 2014 - August 2014 New York, United States



June 2014 - August 2014 New York, United States

Aivan Oy


June 2013 - August 2013 Helsinki, Finland

Stockmann Oyj Abp

Art Director

September 2011 - September 2012 Helsinki, Finland

L-Fashion Group Oy

Graphic Designer

I did art direction,graphic design, visual marketing and window design for Ril's ( and Your Face (
February 2011 - August 2011 Lahti, Finland

L-Fashion Group Oyj

Visual Marketing Assistant

January 2010 - January 2011 Lahti, Finland

H&M Arkkitehdit

Graphic Designer

I did information graphics for a school.
November 2008 - January 2009 Lahti, Finland



June 2008 - August 2008 Helsinki, Finland


Pratt Institute

MS in Packaging Design

September 2012 - December 2014 New York, New York, United States

Lahti University Of Applied Sciences, The Institute Of Design, Packaging & Graphic Design

BA, The Degree Programme in Design

Here you can see the works of the students:
September 2011 - May 2011 Lahti, Finland

Weissensee Kunsthochschule

Erasmus student exchange / Industrial design

April 2009 - July 2009 Berlin, Germany

Tiirismaa High School

High school, art oriented

September 2002 - May 2006 Lahti, Finland

Liceo Statale “P.E. Imbriani”

High school

I did an international exchange for a year in Avellino
September 2003 - May 2004 Avellino, Italy


Finnish (Native),
English (Fluent),
Italian (Conversational),
German (Beginner),
Swedish (Conversational),
Spanish (Beginner),


The Wall Street Journal's 125th Anniversary X Pratt Institute

2nd place


IOP Student Starpack Award 2009

Sponsored Award & Commended


Lahden Liikemiesyhdistys R.y. Scholarship

Innovation of the Year



Adobe Bridge, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Rhinoceros,


Less is more – Graphic design
Sendpoints Publishing Co.
Guangdong, China 2013

Packaging Design
Chris van Uffelen
Braun Publishing AG
Salenstein, Switzerland 2013

Works and thoughts
Institute of Design,
Lahti University of Applied Sciences Lahti, Finland 2011