Ilja Karsikas(b. 1978) has worked as a professional illustrator and graphic designer since 2003, when he graduated from the Lahti Institute of Design. Karsikas, who lives in Helsinki, works with editorial and commercial illustrations as well as illustrations related to children's books, book covers and music. His work has been exhibited in several illustration exhibitions in Finland and abroad. Currently, Karsikas is mainly working on his children's book projects and his solo music.