With more than 10 years of experience in the publishing business and eight in tattooing, Ilari Musta is a Helsinki-based art director, internationally-awarded artist and tattoo shop owner.
Currently working as the art director for Image Magazine, published by A-lehdet, Musta has also redesigned magazines such as Talouselämä, Arvopaperi, Fakta and Mikrobitti. He previously served as a design and production director for Scandinavian Publishing house Talentum (now Alma Media). There he had a seat on the Board of Directors, and was managing the art and design department of photographers, graphic designers, art directors and photojournalists. In addition, he is one of the original members of Guild of Visual Journalism in Finland.
With several years of experience in tattooing and tattoo entrepreneurship, in 2015 Musta founded Krunikan Leima, a tattoo shop, located in Helsinki. His career in the art is extensive — he’s been published in a number of international tattoo books (Out of Step Books, Memento Publishing), is internationally-awarded in tattooing (in Finland, Lithuania and Estonia), and has been a judge in tattoo conventions in both Finland and abroad.
Based out of Helsinki, Musta is originally from Finnish Lapland — a town called Rovaniemi, which is located right on the Arctic Circle.
With more than 15 years experience in branding, advertising and publishing, Todd Weinberger is an award-winning creative director whose clients include Entertainment Weekly, Sony Music, People, Details, Bloomingdale's, Ford Motors, Apothic Wines and Hotel Palomar. He recently redesigned Revolver magazine and is presently traveling the world as the design director-at-large.
He’s previously served as creative director of Entrepreneur magazine, art director of Men's Journal and the creative director of Inked, where he was responsible for redesigning and relaunching its namesake magazine, creating two spin-off magazines, and helping to expand the brand’s social media program and develop its apps and e-commerce site. In his position, he also created branded content, marketing programs and original advertising for clients such as Jägermeister, Sailor Jerry, EA Games and Stetson, and appeared on Spike TV’s Ink Master and TLC’s LA Ink and New York Ink. Prior to that, Weinberger served as the creative director for a luxury regional magazine and was a senior art director for Gyro Worldwide (now Quaker City Mercantile), where he worked on national print campaigns and branding for Winston, Camel, Puma, Glenfiddich and Hendrick’s Gin.
Weinberger sat on the Board of Directors of the Society of Publication Designers (SPD) from 2011 – 2014 and served as its vice president from 2013 – 2014. His work has received multiple awards from that group as well as the American Institute of Graphic Arts.
For the past 12 years Sanni Levosaari has worked with the biggest hospitality brands in Finland including Sokos Hotels and Radisson Blu.
With a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management, she is currently working on her master’s degree in business administration and service design at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences.
However, it was her passion for art that brought her into the tattoo industry. For the past two years she has been developing two start-up companies within the tattoo industry. At Musta Agency, Levosaari manages projects and sales and is a customer service specialist. She will help connect the right artist to clients to bring their visions to reality.
At Musta Agency, Helsinki-based multimedia and tattoo artist Tuomas Valtanen serves as a sales agent to clients in the music field — from record labels to bands and more.
As a band member himself, he understands what artists and the music industry need to succeed. He has created band logos and also designs t-shirt illustrations for musicians within Finland such as Amorphis, Swallow the Sun and Battle Beast, but also internationally well-known artists like Myrkur, Misery Index and Anneke van Giersbergen. Valtanen has also filmed music videos for folk-metal bands Ensiferum and Finntroll.
In addition to his musical-related work, Valtanen also specializes in filming (he’s previously shot advertisements for Fazer), editing in photography and videography and silk screen printing.