Ari Kinnari is Design Editor at Helsingin Sanomat, the largest newspaper in Finland. He has worked with several Finnish newspapers and magazines as art director or design consultant. He has been involved in many redesign projects, the latest a Helsingin Sanomat tabloid change in January of this year. Ari is a judge on the long form team.
Has anything surprised you about the competition?
“There are a lot of similar solutions no matter where the pages are coming from – Europe or the Far East or the United States.”
Has there been anything difficult about judging?
“Olympics dominated my categories. I’ve seen enough Olympics sections for the rest of my life. Everything is basically quite good but there aren’t too many top quality works.”
What do you like to do for fun?
“I like to play soccer and I like to follow the Premier League in England. I like Liverpool – I don’t know why but it’s just is my favorite.”
To see the 3-question responses of all the SND34 judges, click here