Grafia − Association of Visual Communication Designers in Finland

Grafia is an organisation which seeks to look after the juridical, professional and economical interests of its members. Members of Grafia are employed in various sectors within the field: graphic design, marketing communications, digital visual design, illustration and layout design, teaching, research and study.

- Founded in 1933
- Approximately 1000 members
- Run by a nine-member board
- Founding member of ico-D (The International Council of Design, formely known as Icograda)
- Member of Nordisk Visuell Kommunikation

 - Vuoden Huiput – The Best of Finnish Advertising and Design competition since 1980
 - Grants
 - Courses and seminars organised for members
 - The Grafia magazine, website and other information directed to members and other interest groups
 - Advice and legal aid in copyright questions
 - Graphic Designer of the Year award
 - Rudolf Koivu prize every second year
 - Participation in the Mikkeli Illustration Triennial organisation
 - Participation in the Lahti International Poster Triennial organisation


Katri Soramäki, Executive Director
tel. +358-9-601 941

Katja Ojala, Communications Manager

Heidi Rostén, Communications Officer
tel. +358-9-601942

Hanna Kivelä, Membership Secretary
tel. +358-9-601 942


Office is open on weekdays 10-16.

Uudenmaankatu 11 B 9
FI-00120 Helsinki