About me

  • Name: Marko Saarelainen
  • Profession: graffiti artist, freelance designer
  • Expertise: album artwork and illustrations, websites and graffiti/murals.
  • Year of birth: 1975
  • Place of residence: Helsinki, Finland

As a freelancer I've done graphic design as well as web design for following bands/artists and labels: Pestilence, The Project Hate MCMXCIX, Sickening Horror, Full Metal Records, Murdershock, Steen1, Threeman Recordings and Full Scale Conflict.

In addition to my career as a freelance designer I worked as a web designer between 2000 to 2008 for three different, relatively large companies in Finland.

From late 2014 I begun working with and for graffiti and street art, painting commission murals as well as instructing graffiti workshops and courses.

From January 2017 to July 2017 I concentrated solely for developing my own art. That was made possible by an art grant from The Arts Promotion Centre of Finland. During the six months I painted few larger murals in selected places around Finland as well as worked on material for three exhibitions which all took place in 2017. More about these adventures at Acton1.com.

When not doing my "regular" nine-to-five's as a professional artist, I'm trying to spend as much time as possible with my lovely family.