Anna Emilia Laitinen is an award-winning illustrator who relies on the weather as inspiration for her illustrations. In 2015, she received the Kaiku Award, which honors remarkable breakthrough illustrators of the year. Born and raised in Finland, she spent years traveling to other countries gaining inspiration for her works. When not illustrating, she enjoys knitting, reading, and swimming in lakes and nearby seas. She currently resides in Tampere, Finland. For more information, visit annaemilia.com.