Client comments

It has been a blessing working with an artist that is so involved, talented and driven.

But Marko has more than just these qualities. He also has a good understanding of what an artist wants and knows how to put these ideas into the visual realm.

Now, that's being a real pro.

Patrick Mameli
singer & guitarist, Pestilence

Briefly

These pages work as an archive of what used to be an online portfolio of Marko Saarelainen, a freelance graphic/web designer from Helsinki, Finland. Yes, that'd be me.

During the last decade or so I've done various design work, mostly for the music industry. In plain english: album artwork, illustrations, posters and web sites for various bands and labels.

At this very moment I do not take any commissioned freelance work, mainly for my already tight schedule. But I hope you enjoy the earlier work I did that's presented at this site. And who knows, maybe when the time is right, I'll be back...

Various artwork by Marko

Showcase

    • Lampela & Lampi, album illustration
    • Client

      Lampela & Lampi

    • Product

      CD layout, website

    • Published

      4.4.2011

    • Lampela, better known as a rap-artist Steen1, and actor Jussi Lampi did an album together and I had the honor of creating illustarions and layout for the package. Read more »

    • Skye Design, website
    • Client

      Skye Design

    • Product

      Website

    • Published

      18.1.2010

    • Skye Design is a creative multimedia-agency which produces tailored advertising and marketing solutions for small and medium sized companies. Read more »

    • Liekehtivä, website
    • Client

      Liekehtivä Sikiö

    • Product

      CD artwork, website

    • Published

      11.11.2009

    • Liekehtivä Sikiö (previously known as Steen1) released "Pesismaila & Ananas" album at November 2009. Read more »

    • Ramin Välitys Oy, website
    • Client

      Ramin Välitys Inc.

    • Product

      Website

    • Published

      22.10.2009

    • Ramin Välitys Inc. is a small yet effective agency which concentrates on artist bookings and organizing various events. Read more »

    • The Project Hate, album artwork
    • Client

      The Project Hate MCMXCIX

    • Product

      CD artwork, website

    • Published

      6.7.2009

    • The Project Hate MCMXCIX is a swedish metal band which was formed in 1998. "The Lustrate Process" is their sixth studio album. Read more »

    • Steen1, album artwork
    • Client

      Steen1

    • Product

      CD artwork, website

    • Published

      25.3.2009

    • Steen1 gained attention in Finland with his debut album in 2004. Besides working as a musician he's been a tv-host, producer and writer. Read more »

    • Pestilence, album artwork
    • Client

      Pestilence

    • Product

      CD artwork, website

    • Published

      15.3.2009

    • Pestilence is a dutch death metal band which was formed in 1986. They disbanded 1994 but reunited in 2008. Read more »

    • Global Domination, website
    • Client

      Global Domination

    • Product

      Website

    • Published

      4.3.2009

    • Global Domination is a webzine formed in 2004 that focuses on covering heavier music. Site offers interviews, reviews and active forums. Read more »

Recently published

  • ThumbnailThe Project Hate, album artwork and layout. (8.12.2012)
  • ThumbnailSteen1, album layout. (13.11.2012)
  • ThumbnailArbitrator, website. Graphics, WordPress installation and template modification. (12.3.2012)
  • ThumbnailF.K.Ü, website. Graphics, WordPress installation and template modification. (23.1.2012)
  • ThumbnailSteen1, album layout. (20.9.2011)
  • ThumbnailLumitukku, website. WordPress installation and template modification. (1.9.2011)
  • ThumbnailSteen1, website. Graphics. (30.8.2011)

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