My illustrations on TV!

Hi all!

I was asked to do character design for a charity organization here in Finland. The charity is called Pieni Ele (direct translation: “Small Gesture”). They collect funds for 18 different handicap and health organizations.

My job was to design a sympathetic character (who was later named “Elmeri”) for the organizations. I also got to make scenarios for TV commercials. They were animated afterwards. My hand is also visible in the commercials. :)

The TV commercials are currently showing on YLE (Finland’s national public service broadcasting company).

Here are the actual commercials and some screenshots. :)



About Micke Nikander

Hi! I'm a graphic designer and artist from Finland. I like creating pictures from scratch as much as documenting the wonders of the world through a lens. No, actually I like drawing more.. :) -Micke


  1. Manja

    Congratulations! Elmeri exudes so much lightheartedness, a lovable character indeed :-)

  2. Wow, good work Micke! Congratulations! :D

  3. The commercials are simple and to the point. The communication is touching and totally effective! Excellent work!! :)

  4. Your illustrations have contributed totally to create the impact that the commercials have. Love your work, really!

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