ABOUT

Mint Station is a Fresh Design Stop that offers design services from visual branding to illustration. Mint Station was founded in October 2015 by Finnish Graphic Designer Minna Viitalähde. Minna is an experienced designer with a demonstrated history of working with different industries and their visual needs. Before Mint Station she worked two years as a junior visual designer in the serious games industry.

Minna is thriven by creative challenges and love for design. It has helped her to succeed in different design competitions during the years. You might also know her self-initiated color-rich work as a graphic artist or her Children’s nonfiction picture book ‘Me harvinaiset’ about endangered animals in Finland.

Mint Station is based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. No matter the distance, Mint Station is happy to be at your service.

IN THE MEDIA

Ballbit Mag (Published 19.6.2017- in English) Read more 

We Own Rotterdam (Published 27.2.2020 – in English) Read more

Vuoma Company (Published 28.9.2020 – in Finnish) Read more

Yle (Published 5.10.2020 – in Finnish) Read more

Yle (Published 20.10.2020 – in Finnish) Read more

Mun Oulu (Published 22.11.2020 – in Finnish) Read more

Yle (Published 17.2.2021 – in Finnish) Read more

Kaleva (Published 11.6.2021 – in Finnish) Read more

Iltalehti (Published 14.6.2021 – in Finnish) Read more

Voice.fi / Radio Nova / Iskelmä (Published 30.9.2021 – in Finnish) Read more

Urheilugaala (Published 10.1.2023 – in Finnish) Read more

Yle (Published 12.1.2023 – in Finnish) Read more

DesignRush (Published 12.1.2024 – in English) Read more

HONORS & AWARDS

“EDC x Adobe- Art Car Design Challenge”– Runners up winner, 2022, Las Vegas – NEVADA

Honor issuer: Adobe and Insomniac Events

 

“UMK- Award Design Contest”- Winner, 2020, FINLAND

Honor issuer: Yleisradio (YLE) -Uuden Musiikin kilpailu (Contest for New Music)

 

“My Finland- Travel poster Design Contest”- One of the 10 finalists, 2018, FINLAND

Honor issuer: Come to Finland Publishing, Visit Rovaniemi, Arktikum, Lapland Hotels, Grafia and the advertising agency SEK

 

“Arina 100 years- Visual Identity Design Contest”– Honorable mention, 2017, FINLAND

Honor issuer: Osuuskauppa Arina

 

“Määrämpää Satakunta- Destination Satakunta” Travel poster Design Contest Winner, 2016, FINLAND

Honor issuer: Svenska Kulturfonden i Björneborg (SKiB), Pori Regional Tourist Agency MAISA and Come to Finland Publishing

 

“Challenge for an Empty paper”– Design Contest Finalist, 2013, FINLAND

Honor issuer: Lotus Emilia

 

Makein apuväline ikinä (The best aid ever!)!– Product Design Winner, 2011, FINLAND

Honor issuer: Aboa Vetus Ars Nova, Kynnys ry

PUBLICATIONS

Me harvinaiset – 14 uhanalaista Suomen luonnon eläintä

Me harvinaiset ( We, the rare ones) is a Nonfiction Children’s Picture book about 14 endangered animals in Finland. Text, illustrations and layout by Minna Viitalähde (Mint Station). Publisher: Atena Kustannus Oy, 2021, FINLAND

 

EXHIBITIONS

“Package Stories- Group exhibition” Packaging illustration exhibition, 2024

Galleria Kuvitus, Helsinki, FINLAND

 

“The Mesh by the Maas- Group exhibition” Silkscreen print exhibition, 2017

Neck of the Woods, Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

 

“Come to Finland; Paradise Calling” Travel poster exhibition, 2017

The National Museum of Finland, Helsinki, FINLAND

 

“Määrämpää Satakunta- Destination Satakunta” Travel poster exhibition, 2016

Mikaelsgården, Pori, FINLAND



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Mint Station – A Fresh Design Stop, registered in the Netherlands with KvK- number: 64314464.