Inka Järvinen first graduated from the Helsinki University of Art and Design in 2004 with a BA in fashion, but realized she had been doing all her designing through illustration and that that was where her true interest lay. A second degree later, in graphic design, and she finds much of her work going into her own t-shirt range, Girls of Boredom. A lot of her output is dark, detailed collage work drawing on inspiration from old sci-fi movies, posters and images of the future that were current in the 1960s and 1970s. 'Because I mostly work with collage, every piece already has a story of it's own that I just make different to fit my own and the client's ideas.'



University of Art and Design, Helsinki