Jarno Kettunen, born in Finland in 1980, is an award-winning fashion illustrator and visual artist whose energetic handmade drawings quickly capture the essence of moments and personalities and evoke elegance, luxury and glamor. He is a frequent fashion collaborator and makes his “live illustrations” at such high-end fashion shows as Jean Paul Gaultier, Dior homme, AF Vandevorst and Manish Arora. In 2014 he debuted at New York Fashion Week by making a portrait illustration of Diane von Furstenberg backstage at her spring-summer 2015 show. He also creates live illustration experiences and artistic drawing performances for favorite clients at the Jeffrey Atlanta fashion boutique and dancers at the Royal Ballet of Flanders in Belgium. Kettunen’s commissioned work includes editorial illustrations for NYLON Guys magazine and portraits featuring Chanel’s spring 2017 makeup collection.
Kettunen’s clients and collaborations include Essentiel Antwerp, RISD Museum, Dior, Levi Strauss, 7 For All Mankind, Neiman Marcus and V&A Museum, among others. His work has been featured in such publications as Vogue/Style.com, Vogue Netherlands, Elle Belgium, L’Officiel Maroc, Nylon, LINDA Magazine, Modern Weekly and A Shaded View on Fashion by Diane Pernet. His original works have been exhibited in museums and galleries including Joyce Gallery in Paris, Fashion Space Gallery in London, MoMu in Antwerp and Gallery Nucleus in Los Angeles.