Eiko Ojala is a renowned illustrator and graphic designer. He is based between Estonia and New Zealand. He

works mostly digitally and draws everything by hand. Within his work process Eiko likes to study the forms of

shapes and to work closely with light and shadow. He likes to keep his illustrations minimal and well-advised

and combines consummate craftsmanship with a healthy sprinkling of wit.



Art Directors Club illustration merit winner for

“Olympic Catastrophe” 2017 (US)

New Zealand Best Design Awards bronze for

“Wellington Summer City” 2016 (NZ)

American Illustration 35 Winner “Gun Violence” 2016 (US)

Creative Pool Annual with “Gun Violence” 2016 (US)

ADC Estonia gold “Tallinn Bicycle Week” 2015 (EE)

Communication Arts “55th Annual\” 2014” (US)

Art Directors Club “Young Gun 2013” (US)

Illustrative “Young iIllustrators Award 2013” (DE)

“YCN professional Award” 2013 (UK)

ADC Estonia silver in illustration “Rotary Club” 2012 (EE)



Art Direcors Club (US)

Air France (FR)

Affina Hotel Mannhattan (US)

Die Zeit (DE)

Finnair (FI)

Guardian (UK)

Harvard Business Review (US)


Herman&Miller (US)

Intel (US)


Le Monde (FR)

L’Officiel Hommes (IT)

Monocle (UK)

New York Times (US)

New York Times Magazine (US)

New Yorker (US)

National Geographic Traveler (US)

Taschen (US)

Transport of London (UK)

Scholastic (US)

Scientific American (US)

Sunday Times (UK)

V&A Museum (UK)

Washington Post (US)

Wired (UK)

Wellington City Council (NZ)



“Silence & Distance“ at Pocko Gallery 2018 (UK)

“Endless Summer“ at Atelier Meraki 2017 (FRA)

“Six Impossible Wishes” 2017 (Greece)

“OP-ED Art” at Pelham Art Center 2016 (US)

“Art Kaoshung” 2016 (Taiwan)

“-ING Creative Festival Exhibition” 2016 (Dubai)

“Stanley Kubrick Tribute” at Spoke Art 2014 (US)

“Everyday” solo exhibition at The UMAMI 2014 (EE)

“Group Show” at The Engine AD Agency 2014 (UK)

“Paper Cut” at The Proud Archivist Gallery 2014 (UK)

“Young Guns Exhibition” at Art Directors Club 2013 (US)

“Re Cover” La Suite 2013 (FR)

“Mur Murs” at Le Musée du Papier. 2013 (CH)

“Contemporary Estonian Poster” at the ЦДХ  2012 (RUS)

“Second Cut” solo exhibition at the Von Krahl 2012 (EE)


Featured Books

“Direcory of Illustration 33” 2016 (US)

“Contemporary Art of Excellence Vol2.” GAA 2016 (UK)

“Creative Pool Annual” 2016

“Illustration Now 5!” cover. Taschen. 2014 (US)

“Papercut Cut” Owen Gildersleeve. 2014 (UK)

“Golden Meaning” 2014 (UK)

“Paradise of Paper Art” Designerbooks. 2013 (CN)

“It’s Nice That Annual”. 2013 (UK)

“YCN Members”. 2013 (UK)

“Professional Award winners magazine”. 2013 (UK)

“Communication Arts Illustration Annual 55″  2014 (US)

“Cercle”. 2013 (FR)


Featured websites

Adobe Inspire

Digital Arts


Computer Arts

Communication Arts




Huffington Post

It’s Nice That



New York Times






Tedx Tallinn “Self Education” 2014 (EE)

AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Design Conference “HEAD, HEART, HAND” Minneapolis 2013 (US)